His father, Laios, had been warned by the Delphic oracle that he was in danger of death from his own son.
Like all prophecies, it was somewhat Delphic; but he could get the general drift.
Don't suppose a Delphic priest, or even a Derby tipster ever wasted time in prophesying to himself!
Those Delphic lines: lines so crowded with meaning as to seem the utterances of an oracle.
"It's a commutation ticket to Hades, first-class," was the actress's Delphic response.
Like the Delphic oracles, her predictions were given in metre, and veiled in mystery.
That was veritably a Delphic utterance at that moment, had Hiram only known it.
There speaks the oracle for you with true Delphic vagueness.
The fact that Apollo held no communion with the Pythian priestess did not remove the oracular sanctity from the Delphic response.
"Know thyself," Delphic motto; to be observed by censorious persons.