Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling a gem; thus often, brilliant and compact

Etymologies

gem +‎ -like (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • However, using the faceted hillsides of a favela as a kind of gemlike canvas for representational art actually seems to open up more interesting possibilities.

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  • Crafted with gemlike precision, every flash fiction piece tells a complete story, never using more than a thousand words.

    The Best of Every Day Fiction Two (Anthology) | Every Day Fiction - The once a day flash fiction magazine.

  • Fortunately, this modern-dress version, which is being performed by a cast of six in APT's gemlike 200-seat thrust-stage indoor theater, is completely worthy of the play.

    The Warrior's Dilemma

  • As a result, though her later works don't seem to get the same recognition as the earlier ones, I actually find many of them more wonderful, more gemlike; smaller but truer.

    Reading, Young and Old

  • ( "Tumbled," for example, is a method for knocking barnacles and imperfections off shells, the latest thing for the new "designer" oysters like Taylor's gemlike Shigokus.)

    The American Oyster Paradise

  • If you like this, there's a whole world of literate spy thrillers out there - I particularly recommend the polished, gemlike novels of Robert Littell.

    MIND MELD: Non-Genre Books for Genre Readers

  • Hardcore innovation is just that: it has a core, and it burns hard and gemlike, to borrow a phrase from 19th century art critic Walter Pater.

    Matthew DeBord: Innovation: When It's Phony, and When It's the Real Deal

  • I need to burn with my nice hard gemlike flame, the one that gives off no warmth.

    In the Fullness of Time

  • But best of all is 'Superfast Jellyfish', which is all the album's virtues in one goofy gemlike track, and which is my single favourite song of the year so far.

    Gorillaz, Plastic Beach (2010)

  • But with the accumulation of small, careful details, Not Becoming morphs into a gemlike feminist manifesto: urging women not to let their looks define them, to insist upon a career outside the home and to let their children be who they are.

    All About Her Mother

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