Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling a bee or bees; apian

Etymologies

bee +‎ -like (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The drones, operated by the C.I.A., fly overhead sometimes four at a time, emitting a beelike hum virtually 24 hours a day, observing and tracking targets, then unleashing missiles on their quarry, theysaid.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Predator Drone Warfare — Assorted Links

  • The last part of his speech was lost in a faint sibilant buzz that went through the gathering, an angry beelike buzz.

    Gone with the Wind

  • For many days after Mehronay wrote his Easter sermon the gentle, low, beelike hum that he kept up while he was at work followed the tunes of gospel hymns, or hymns of an older fashion.

    In Our Town

  • At these volumes I have been sipping, beelike, at odd times for some years, and I now propose to yield some of the honey -- the season having become timely, since the great majority of the heroes of its thousands of pages hail from Baghdad; and Baghdad, after all its wonderful and intact Oriental past, is to-day under Britain's thumb.

    A Boswell of Baghdad With Diversions

  • She looked at that time like the woman with whom I celebrated my silver wedding two years ago, and certainly belonged to the same feminine genre, which I value and place as high above all others as Simonides von Amorgos preferred the beelike woman to every other of her sex: I mean the kind whose womanliness and gentle charm touch the heart before one ever thinks of intellect or beauty.

    The Story of My Life

  • Skipwith was sitting at her desk, the table covered with open volumes, over which flowers of literature the student roved, beelike, collecting honey for her intellectual hive.

    Vixen, Volume III.

  • Amorgos preferred the beelike woman to every other of her sex: I mean the kind whose womanliness and gentle charm touch the heart before one ever thinks of intellect or beauty.

    The Story of My Life — Complete

  • On April 4, New York Times writers Jane Perlez and Pir Zubair Shah headlined, "Drones Batter Qaeda and Allies Within (North Waziristan) Pakistan," referring to a "stepped-up campaign .... over the past three months (casting) a pall of fear over an area (by) fly (ing) overhead sometimes four at a time, emitting a beelike hum virtually 24 hours a day, observing and tracking targets, then unleashing missiles on their quarry ...."

    Indybay newswire

  • The New York Times reported from Pakistan that overhead U.S. drones emitted a beelike buzz that was audible on the ground virtually 24 hours a day.

    post-gazette.com - News

  • The drones, operated by the C.I.A., fly overhead sometimes four at a time, emitting a beelike hum virtually 24 hours a day, observing and tracking targets, then unleashing missiles on their quarry, they said.

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