In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(utterance) del oráculo
- The Great Columnists assume oracular status; they become machines that issue well-pondered remarks at regular intervals.
- 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.
- ‘Narrative of this Fall,’ a piece dedicated to Duncan, makes a plea that is both intimate and oracular for other poets to meet him in his imaginative epic space.
- The news anchors themselves, in the heyday of network television, acquired a kind of oracular glow, a comforting sense that, whatever else was going on, some kind of reliable narrative, some kind of verifiable truth could be found within.
- Their work had an oracular or prophetic immediacy for a civilian population generally starved of real news about the war.
- 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.
- The news networks treat them like oracular geniuses.
- Madison stated flatly that the Convention's debates should ‘never be regarded as the oracular guide’ for understanding the Constitution.
- When a student writes down my words verbatim, the words take on a kind of oracular quality in the student's mind.
- In oracular mode Peter Jenkins predicts that, inside of ten years, recreational tree climbing will eclipse both rock climbing and caving in mass participation.
- 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.
- 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.
- This book is written in the first person by Schwartz, but Russek features throughout in an oracular role, and as the contributor of speculations that go beyond what he alone would have entertained.
- While the poetry is cryptic, allusive and ambiguous, the prose is lucid, oracular, loftily self-assured.
- The poem's voice emanated from the world's timeless interior rather than the cities and institutions of its surface, hinting at a renewed oracular vision and attention to the natural order.
- Crucially, however, even within the confines of the biological sciences, the science of genetics does not, and cannot, speak with a single, oracular voice.
- Finally the internet is living up to its truly oracular potential.
- What she has to say about the Victorians, or Bloomsbury, Yates, the Pre-Raphaelites, or more modern writers has at times an oracular quality.
- The diviner employs the arts dramatically, heightening all the senses, to create and highlight this radically different setting for the oracular utterance.
- Instead of unambiguous statements, the Union contents itself with oracular analyses.
- This turns out to be brief and oracular, and tells us nothing about Delbrel.
- 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.
- Speaking as a vague, confused and oracular writer who regularly indulges in verbal obscurity caused by my obvious mental confusion, I would humbly suggest that he is talking complete and utter rubbish.
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