(1) His prose is both sinuous and oracular , with a torrent of subordinate clauses cluttering up nearly every sentence; it's hard to read him without giving thanks for the arrival of Hemingway on the American literary scene.(2) The philosophers in the first century wrote of gases producing euphoria and of a spring emanating from fissures, or chasms, in the bedrock inside the oracular chamber.(3) Crucially, however, even within the confines of the biological sciences, the science of genetics does not, and cannot, speak with a single, oracular voice.(4) Beyond all this there is the paradoxical character of her work itself - which is visually clear yet always mysterious - and also her reflections on photography and life, which were aphoristic, evocative and often rather oracular .(5) Their work had an oracular or prophetic immediacy for a civilian population generally starved of real news about the war.(6) Later, the oracular prophecies completed their awful and ironic cycle of fulfillment when Oedipus undertook a mission to save Thebes, still acknowledged as his native city, from the predations of a dire female monster, the Sphinx.(7) The public seems to equate being uncertain with ignorance; when people ask who's going to win, they want an answer that is confident, certain, oracular .(8) Instead of unambiguous statements, the Union contents itself with oracular analyses.(9) When a student writes down my words verbatim, the words take on a kind of oracular quality in the student's mind.(10) The bold provisionality and elegant openness of Merz's installations, as well as his own freewheeling personal presence and oracular writings, helped make him the most widely recognized of all the Arte Povera artists.(11) While the poetry is cryptic, allusive and ambiguous, the prose is lucid, oracular , loftily self-assured.(12) Thus the same articulation pertains in the Panhellenic Games as in the order of the oracular consultation.(13) Another aspect of the wise-woman's status is that she is regarded as an oracular authority for her community regarding the meaning and significance of experiences they fail to understand - accidents, misfortunes, mysterious illness.(14) The news networks treat them like oracular geniuses.(15) In oracular mode Peter Jenkins predicts that, inside of ten years, recreational tree climbing will eclipse both rock climbing and caving in mass participation.(16) Finally the internet is living up to its truly oracular potential.