Definitions

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  • adj. Reminiscent of a hawk.

Etymologies

hawk +‎ -like (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He was tall and clean shaven, with chunks of wavy brown hair sweeping back from features that could only be described as hawklike.

    Firehorse

  • His eyes were sharp and piercing…and his thin, hawklike nose gave his whole expression an air of alertness and decision.

    Casting the Detectives: Crime Fiction's Biggest Movie Stars

  • Ms. Success was tall with a hawklike nose and enormous brown eyes that made her look slightly cartoonish.

    Odd Girl In

  • Instead of the generous spread of surface with which it had taken the air, it was now a lean and hawklike monoplane balanced on long and exceedingly narrow wings.

    Winged Blackmail

  • He shoved his lean, hawklike face into the very center of the slimy, squirming mass, and with his several ancient fangs bit into the heart and the life of the matter.

    THE WATER BABY

  • His skin was the same color as the sand, and his features were hawklike.

    Crimson Wind

  • John Milway emailed to tell us how he'd tried and failed to identify a hawklike bird he'd seen from his garden.

    The readers' room: what you thought of G2 this week

  • That hawklike appendage was the longest in the family.

    Secrets of the Tudor Court

  • The daughter was a physician, and she watched me with intense, hawklike eyes while I finished the exam.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • He stood there, alert and watching me with hawklike eyes.

    FRONT PAGE FACE-OFF

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  • The "klik" in this word is visually pleasing.

    August 19, 2008

  • As he spoke, he stroked the bridge of his hawklike nose with his bent forefinger.

    - Frank Norris, The Octopus, bk 2, ch. 1

    August 19, 2008