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- adj. Resembling a knife or its effects.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. cutting or able to cut as if with a knife
- adj. painful as if caused by a sharp instrument
- adj. having a sharp or distinct edge
- adj. having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
Police confiscated a "knifelike" weapon, but would not give more details about it.
He paused, his usual carefree gaze cutting with knifelike precision.
He dodged their knifelike claws, swinging his fists to send them flying.
They were awakened by the first, knifelike rays of the sun as it pierced the eastern sky.
People with this condition will experience sharp, knifelike pain and numbness.
That's also why the look of the aerodynamic could come to vary so widely, from Dubonnet's 1937 biomorphs to the suppository sweep of a 1957 Jaguar to the knifelike edges of a hand-built 1959 Corvette Sting Ray.
One was for the theft of a teacher's cellphone and another was because a student brought a knifelike weapon to class.
Instead of the lancing sensation of knifelike fangs, she felt a powerful pulse of hot, foul breath against her neck scales.
And with the scars I had on my side where a possessed man had shoved knifelike fingers into my ribs last August, and the long, white-pink mark where a voodoo God had split my arm open in the spring, I looked pretty beat-up.
I was feeling a constant cramping, burning, and knifelike sensation in my stomach.
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