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Her girlhood had in it a certain dignity as of a virgin priestess or sibyl.

I'm afraid the Sibyl is the only person capable of interpreting these.

The Sibyl only smiled and threw three of the books into the open fire.

The Sibyl placed them in rows on the ledges of rock inside the cavern.

With a guard on either side the Sibyl was shown into the presence of the king.

The Sibyl picked them up and wrote with an eagle's quill on each.

She sat like a sibyl, elbows on knees, chin in hands, her gaze narrowed and fixed.

When Sibyl and her mother reached home, they found Mammy already at work.

After the disposal of the books, the Sibyl vanished, and was seen no more.

He has the inspiration and the science of the Sibyl without her contortions.

WORD ORIGIN

"woman supposed to possess powers of prophecy, female soothsayer," c.1200, from Old French sibile, from Latin Sibylla, from Greek Sibylla, name for any of several prophetesses consulted by ancient Greeks and Romans, of uncertain origin. Said to be from Doric Siobolla, from Attic Theoboule "divine wish."

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