- ora et labora,
- ora pro nobis,
- oracle bones,
Origin of oracle
Examples from the Web for oracle
And, anyway, what would it take to be a Samuel Gompers at Microsoft, Facebook, Oracle, Amazon, or Google?Up To a Point: Robber Barons Make Way For Robber Nerds|P. J. O’Rourke|August 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Just this week, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison said Apple was adrift without Steve Jobs.
A few months before the Autonomy purchase was unveiled in August 2011, Oracle boss Larry Ellison passed on the chance.
He gave us a stunning lecture on the topic of the Oracle (you can get a taste of what it was like here).
People seemed to have believed that the Oracle was really pointing the way for them.
Shall I ever believe that God has commanded a tabernacle to be built to have His oracle heard from the ark in it?Marie Bashkirtseff (From Childhood to Girlhood)|Marie Bashkirtseff
Then the oracle gave voice: "'Fraid the batteries won't do; they're awful weak!"The River and I|John G. Neihardt
An oracle is ever veiled in obscurity; the more we believe that we know its meaning, the less do we understand it.Psyche|Molire
She turned now swiftly to Nuova, stretched out her antenn and wings dramatically, and spoke as with the voice of an oracle.Nuova|Vernon Kellogg
An oracle declared that Veii could not be taken until the waters of the lake found a passage to the sea.A Smaller History of Rome|William Smith and Eugene Lawrence
- a message from God
- the holy of holies in the Israelite temple
Word Origin for oracle
late 14c., "a message from a god, expressed by divine inspiration," from Old French oracle "temple, house of prayer; oracle" (12c.) and directly from Latin oraculum "divine announcement, oracle; place where oracles are given," from orare "pray, plead" (see orator), with material instrumental suffix -culo-. In antiquity, "the agency or medium of a god," also "the place where such divine utterances were given." This sense is attested in English from c.1400.