- clock + -like (Wiktionary)
“But if Miracleman lacks the clocklike craftsmanship of its big brother, it nevertheless remains a compelling work, full of stunning, indelible sequences and characters.”
“But in this case the pendulum-driven heart is wedded to a silicon brain, which lets the device do surprisingly un-clocklike things—slow down, stop, even run backward.”
“For example, fox-like people would find "politics more cloudlike than clocklike" and they would agree with statements such as: "Even after making up my mind, I am always eager to consider different options" or "when considering most conflicts, I can usually see how both sides could be right.”
“The fusion of clocklike precision, structured ritual and oceans of humanity could perhaps occur only in China, a land where scaled mobilization meets transcendent release.”
“He could see the glittering machines and a lot of clocklike gadgets and lights on the wall.”
“Then came classical physical mechanics, and the mind was regarded as a clocklike thing, with springs and wheels.”
“In a way, I suppose it's comforting that my neuroses don't surge out of control with clocklike regularity.”
“The rate rises, 17 in all, came with clocklike regularity at the central bank's regular policy meetings, ever six weeks, until June of this year, when the target for the overnight interbank loans known as the federal funds rate was raised to 5.25%.”
“It was the clocklike pulsing of these radio signals, picked up by radio telescopes, that led to other observations and the discovery of the complex.”
“The siren soared again, closer at hand, and then, with no anticipatory roar and clamor, a dark and sinuous body curved into view against the shadows far down the high-banked track, and with no sound but the rush of the cleft wind and the clocklike tick of the rails, moved toward the bridge — it was an electric train.”
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