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  • adj. Resembling a fawn or some aspect of one.


fawn +‎ -like (Wiktionary)


  • She was shorter than me by at least six inches, about my age, with reddish-brown hair, a wide face and fawnlike eyes the color of Coca-Cola.

    Richard Paul Evans Ebook Christmas Set

  • And that's when Yuki realized that it wasn't just the pressure of the trial and the scorching focus of the media that was freaking her out; it was Junie Moon, sitting now beside her attorney, looking so fawnlike and vulnerable in her cream-colored suit and lace collar that she was almost transparent.

    7th Heaven

  • Dashiell no longer looked perennially young or entirely fawnlike, nor Tom like an older teacher to this precocious student.

    The Position

  • Following this line of reasoning, I think that the PetStore was one of the worst evils inflicted on the young, innocent, fawnlike Java Enterprise Edition.

    Technology Snake Oil, Part 4b: Prescriptive Approaches in the Large

  • But the cautious mother had known how easy it would be to frighten her timid fawnlike child.

    Castle Richmond

  • Each was talking on a cell phone, ignoring the leggy young dates who clustered, fawnlike, at their sides.

    Last Lullaby

  • Standing closer to her, Maritza marveled at her gray eyes, round and almost fawnlike.

    The Good House

  • The Breeze noticed that she had a wide-eyed, fawnlike look — Bambi with too much mascara.

    Practical Demonkeeping

  • A fawnlike innocence emanated from her, as if she might melt at any moment into the misty forest behind her.


  • "Her chestnut hair gives a rich recess to her lovely, fawnlike eyes, which shine like a star set in the crown of an angel."

    The Wit and Humor of America, Volume VI. (of X.)

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