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It is reported that a woman called Amalthæa, from a foreign country, came to Tarquin the Proud to sell nine sibylline books.
THE MYSTERIES OF ALL NATIONSJAMES GRANT
The door opened, and Frulein's head appeared, solemn and sibylline, with tears shining behind her spectacles.
THE DEVOURERSANNIE VIVANTI CHARTRES
The sibylline volume of man's history is open before us, and every page of it is written in blood or tears.
A LETTER ON SHAKSPERE'S AUTHORSHIP OF THE TWO NOBLE KINSMENWILLIAM SPALDING
Time is like the Sibylline leaves, getting more precious the less there remains of it.
GEORGE ELIOT'S LIFE, VOL. I (OF 3)GEORGE ELIOT
The thoughts of these men are like the Sibylline leaves, profound but lost.
SOLILOQUIES IN ENGLANDGEORGE SANTAYANA
Like sibylline prophecy the voice of the unseen preacher struck down on us.
THE BEST SHORT STORIES OF 1917VARIOUS
Angela always bored her cousin; to-day she irritated him, especially when she took a chair and the sibylline attitude.
PATHS OF JUDGEMENTANNE DOUGLAS SEDGWICK
A few days later she again met her old gipsy crone Hagar Burton, who repeated her sibylline declaration.
THE LIFE OF SIR RICHARD BURTONTHOMAS WRIGHT
These and all in the Sibylline Leaves were written before the end of 1817, when he had completed his forty-fifth year.
BIOGRAPHIA EPISTOLARIS VOLUME 2SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE
Their Sibylline books have prophesied the fall of Rome, though they use the name 'Babylon.'
HISTORICAL MINIATURESAUGUST STRINDBERG
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WORDS RELATED TO SIBYLLINE

  • augural
  • divinatory
  • fatidical
  • mantic
  • oracular
  • prophetical
  • sibyllic
  • sibylline
  • vatic
  • vatical
  • vaticinal
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