Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling a corpse.

Etymologies

corpse +‎ -like (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • As if someone had injected adrenaline into my corpselike veins.

    The Dark Side of Innocence

  • Pears … pallid corpselike mounds with no flavor. (shudder) And then in some ponderously jiggling, translucent green or orange blob reminiscent of a bad scifi B movie.

    Weird Foods « Colleen Anderson

  • "Watch," he instructs me, gently lying himself down in his bed and flattening his arms against his sides, corpselike.

    Stalling

  • We couldn't believe how like a waxwork he looked: thin and weirdly out of date with his white coat on, talking on an old-fashioned telephone, with a corpselike pallor.

    Tarnish and Style: Why I Like Venice, part 1

  • She believes that the ritual trappings were off by about ten feet, and what was summoned just outside the magic circle was the famous Noonday Demon, rumors of which her father and his corpselike pals had whispered after the slaughter of miserable afternoons at the House of Ko-Reck-Shun: the savage demon of the second rate, the demon of everyday evil.

    Nick Mamatas' Journal

  • "I can send for a physician," said Lady Annabelle, looking dubiously at the corpselike figure on her hearth, "but I doubt he can get here under an hour; it's snowing something fierce out."

    Sick Cycle Carousel

  • Seeking clues, the Black Panther returns to the scene of yet another earlier murder, in a nearby cemetery and is immediately attacked by the corpselike minions of Baron Macabre.

    Retro-View: Jungle Action Featuring The Black Panther #10 (Marvel Comics)

  • The horror of the unearthly, corpselike pallor of this truffle's complexion is only offset by its fiendish deliciousness.

    August 19th, 2008

  • Infected by corporatism, it has become the corpstream media -- corpselike and corps controlled.

    Pakistan "Emergency" Ban of Constitution, Independent Media-- A Media Emergency In USA Too

  • Dear, I felt the limbs relaxing; the writhings ceased, the child stirred, and the ghastly, corpselike tints faded away!

    Letters of Two Brides

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