Colonel Deacon, who listened to her every word as to the utterance of a cumaean oracle, laughed with extraordinary approbation.
A most mystic epistle truly, and closes in a vein of poetry worthy of the cumaean sibyl.
She was as light as a feather, a leaf, the down of the thistle; mysterious as the cumaean Sibyl; and I wondered who she might be.
The prophetic rage of the cumaean Sibyl displays in the strongest colours the enthusiasm of the poet.
They are famous in legend as the seat of the oracle of the cumaean Sibyl.
Admit the figure of the cumaean Sibyl, in like manner, to be the coinage only of Virgil's brain.
The cumaean Sibyl has prophesied that Rome will possess the earth.
But it seems to me now that I had better tell you what the cumaean Sibyl has actually done for me.
1731, from Latin Cumae (Greek Kyme), ancient city on the Italian coast near Naples, founded by Greeks 8c. B.C.E.; especially famous for the Sybil there, mentioned by Virgil.