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  • a  ascribed to Orpheus or characteristic of ideas in works ascribed to Orpheus
  • s  having an import not apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence; beyond ordinary understanding

  • It is strange that this orphic saint who dined on clouds became a prophet of the culture's materialism.
  • In orphic language and with copybook maxims, they all attempt the peculiarly American feat of relating the arcane and the infinite with dollar--cents success.
  • There in orphic rapture he touches a dark string in his nature, and a rich defunctive music rises to the page: Watching from a bluff the tiny, clear Sparkling armada of promises .

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