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Sample sentences for the GRE study word oracular

oracular can be used as a adj

1.Observing that one foot was unshod, he was reminded of an oracular prediction which foretold to him the loss of his kingdom by a man wearing only one sandal. - from Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by E.M. Berens
2.For some time they were perplexed as to the meaning of the oracular command, but at length both agreed that by the bones of their mother were meant the stones of the earth. - from Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by E.M. Berens
3.Now that the presence of Achilles was required, owing to an oracular prediction that Troy could not be taken without him, Menelaus consulted Calchas the soothsayer, who revealed to him the place of his concealment. - from Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by E.M. Berens
4.This circumstance reminded the king of an extraordinary oracular prediction concerning his two beautiful daughters, Argia and Deipyle, which was to the effect that he would give them in marriage to a lion and a boar. - from Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by E.M. Berens
5.He then sent a messenger to his grandfather, informing him that he intended returning to Argos but Acrisius, fearing the fulfilment of the oracular prediction, fled for protection to his friend Teutemias, king of Larissa. - from Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by E.M. Berens
6.The following is a striking instance of the ambiguity of oracular predictions--Croesus, the rich king of Lydia, before going to war with Cyrus, king of Persia, consulted an oracle as to the probable success of the expedition. - from Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by E.M. Berens

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