Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling a bow (bent frame for firing arrows) or some aspect of one.

Etymologies

bow +‎ -like (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The muscles of my neck jumped and spasmed; I gasped, lost my air, and arched my body bowlike, fingers dug into the binding ropes as I fought to get it back.

    A Breath of Snow and Ashes

  • I came awake then in fierce joy, body arched bowlike in the throes of physical joining, the touch of him fresh on my skin, dying along the paths of my nerves as the ripples of consummation spread from my center.

    Dragonfly in Amber

  • As she breathed, her nostrils flared and her bowlike lips quivered.

    Floating City

  • Miss Yoshida covered her bowlike lips with the palm of her hand, but her mirth was obvious in her sparkling eyes.

    The Miko

  • He was standing in the bowlike hollow that had been the creature's home.

    Mission to Moulokin

  • A shell is fitted over the lower end of the pole, which is bent and made bowlike, until the shell rests on the cloth.

    The Wild Tribes of Davao District, Mindanao The R. F. Cummings Philippine Expedition

  • Growing tired, apparently, of his scrutiny, she pushed him a little way and allowed her arm to drop, at the same time curving her mouth into a long, bowlike smile.

    A Voyage to Arcturus

  • Even thirty years later, you’ll see the silk blouse in jewel tones with a bowlike sash tie at the neck, or a gold or silver flared-collar stunner that fits the bustline on any given runway each season.

    Before You Put That On

  • An exquisite instrument played by a master, Phoebe’s body arched, bowlike, in response, and there followed a surge of passion so strong that it flung her spiraling upward, out of the sleeping rhapsody and into the real world.

    Pirates

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