of, resembling, or characteristic of a sibyl; prophetic; oracular.
- Also si·byl·ic, si·byl·lic [si-bil-ik]. /sɪˈbɪl ɪk/.
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How to use sibylline in a sentence
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 Nations | James Grant
The door opened, and Frulein's head appeared, solemn and sibylline, with tears shining behind her spectacles.The Devourers | Annie 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 Kinsmen | William 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 England | George Santayana