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Below you will find the definition of cabalistic, followed by 26 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - having a secret or hidden meaning
EXAMPLES - Cabalistic in a Sentence
- Out of cabalistic to-morrows come cryptic babies calling life (source)
- Clinton's cabalistic baggage is drowning the Democratic Party. (source)
- What other cabalistic methods do characters employ to interpret life? (source)
- This was the origin of the cabalistic art, and of more than one mysterious folly. (source)
- It wore a short red vest embroidered in gold and silver thread with unrecognizable cabalistic symbols. (source)
- For the literate don't know it, but in these little tools are cabalistic secrets, kept well hidden by design. (source)
- Mr Abel will place his name against the other wafer, repeating the same cabalistic words, and the business is over. (source)
- I forgot to get three leaves from the tulip tree, you must send them to me in a letter, it is for something cabalistic. (source)
- M. de Bragadin said that it was Solomon's key, vulgarly called cabalistic science, and he asked me from whom I learnt it. (source)
- All hermetic and cabalistic books were destroyed: the rest were transported over the Alps and presented to Pope Gregory XV. (source)
- And I especially don't get why my brothers and sisters who partcipate in these literary cabalistic conversation should care. (source)
- That cabalistic air of magnanimity which makes those rare and weird decisions climbed unprecedented heights of raw absurdity today. (source)
- A waxen dark-green mist appeared on the river, palpitating energy sucked hither from some cabalistic fog bank by the power of the spellsong. (source)
- These papers, of which there are over 500, are chiefly concerned with sacred geometry and architecture, and cabalistic, Masonic, hermetic and alchemical symbols.52 (source)
- In the course of his wandering he had found a seal-ring, having for its device the cabalistic sign invented by King Solomon the Wise, and of mighty power in all cases of enchantment. (source)
- Our gerontoligically-advanced, medicare-sucking patriots may not know it but Socialist Security is a new cabalistic plot of the 'bama 'mindistration to ration munies out to senile citizens. (source)
- Kabbalah would be the mystical tradition; cabal would be a Clinton-style political organization; so if it's OK with you, I'm going to use cabalistic as a descriptor for Clinton's governing style. (source)
- Grace untied her nice clean coil of rope, while Madaline besought her in every kind of cabalistic sign she could summon to her aid, to desist in her reckless intention of tieing the man to the tree. (source)
- That was the trouble with Hawaii: the language was so secret, known to so few people, it was like part of a cabalistic ritual, even when what was being said might be no more allusive than remarking on the weather. (source)
- The word "Jafr" is supposed to mean a skin (camel's or dog's), prepared as parchment for writing; and Al-Jafr, the book here in question, is described as a cabalistic prognostication of all that will ever happen to the Moslems. (source)
- Note 154: Raymond Lull's combinatorial wheels, with their cabalistic influences, were adopted by Franciscans as a mnemonic device for oration and divine inquiry and as a counterpart to the "places and images" memory scheme practiced by Aquinas and the Dominicans. (source)
- But critics say score choice encourages students to take the test as many times as they want without consequence, giving an unfair edge to the wealthy and injecting an additional level of strategy into an admissions process that can already feel like a cabalistic ritual. (source)
- It will probably take up a few white boards and photoshopped photos, fake documents, enlarged fine prints of this and that document with some cabalistic code, conspiring doctors that would have to include the AMA and the American Cancer Society, etc. to shed light on that vast conspiracy! (source)
- The Pentagon got its nickname from an unusual five-sided plan that was the result of an awkward site; in another location it might just as easily have been a square or a rectangle, and we would not have the delicious irony of the Department of Defense being symbolized by a secret cabalistic sign. (source)
- Note 10: By this path of inquiry, Ficino followed Albertus Magnus, Roger Bacon, and Pietro d'Abano, while complementing the efforts of his contemporary Guglielmo Raimondo de Moncada (Flavius Mithridates), who composed a treatise on astrological influences for Duke Federico in 1481 and later instructed Pico della Mirandola in cabalistic practices at Perugia in 1486. (source)
- Accordingly, all who went in to her, but failed to heal her, he beheaded and hung their heads over the palace-gates, till he had beheaded on her account forty doctors and crucified forty astrologers; wherefor the general held aloof from her, all the physicians having failed to medicine her malady; and her case was a puzzle to the men of science and the adepts in cabalistic characters. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 26 example sentences provided below is 40.0, which suggests that "cabalistic" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 5 synonyms for cabalistic.
esoteric, mysterious, mystic, strange, supernatural
We have 0 antonyms for cabalistic.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of cabalistic from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Having a secret or hidden meaning; occult: cabalistic symbols engraved in stone.
- (adjective) Variant of kabbalistic.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) Of or relating to a cabal; secretive and cliquish.
- (adjective) Of or relating to Kabballah.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) Of or pertaining to the cabala; containing or conveying an occult meaning; mystic.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Of or pertaining to the cabalists, or to the cabala or mystic philosophy which they professed. See cabala and cabalist.
- (None) In general, occult; mystic; esoteric; symbolical; having an interior or hidden meaning.
- (noun) One of the mysteries of the cabala.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) having a secret or hidden meaning