Definitions

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  • adj. Like a lamb; gentle; inoffensive.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Like a lamb; gentle; meek; inoffensive.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Like a lamb; gentle; humble; meek: as, a lamblike temper.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. like a lamb in meekness and gentleness

Etymologies

lamb +‎ -like (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "lamblike" temper which is fulfilled in quiescence and disturbed by thought.

    Robert Browning

  • Many a protagonist who is downright tigerish in defense of his ideals elsewhere in the book is positively lamblike when confronted by a boss, a lover, a child, etc. who points out his flaws.

    Author! Author! » 2010 » June

  • Many a protagonist who is downright tigerish in defense of his ideals elsewhere in the book becomes positively lamblike when confronted by a boss, a lover, a child, etc. who points out his flaws.

    Author! Author! » 2010 » August

  • I know you; you are a coward, and you will submit to the yoke of family life with a lamblike docility.

    Letters of Two Brides

  • Even as his minions were, with his approval, flingingsuspected agitators into the Fortress of Peter and Paul, raiding the houses of liberal noblemen, and condemning writers andintellectuals to Siberian exile, a part of Alexander was still the sensitive Sasha, the boy with the mild, lamblike eyes.

    FORGE OF EMPIRES 1861-1871

  • If she was angry — the lamb was so very lamblike, and meek, and fleecy.

    The Wolves and the Lamb

  • And down I sat, intending, with a lamblike peaceableness, to make observations on the play.

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • I have heard them sighing for minuets and pigtails, for I came between two generations — the minuet was old and the polka was new; all alike were polka mad, all crazed with the idea of getting up a new fast style, but oh! lamblike to what it is now!

    The Romance of Isabel Lady Burton

  • And his good-natured silence when anyone broached these topics moved the profane heart as a proof of the same delicacy that a priest shews in avoiding any reference to your religious duties, a financier when he takes care not to recommend your investing in the companies which he himself controls, a strong man when he behaves with lamblike gentleness and does not hit you in the jaw.

    The Guermantes Way

  • I remembered hearing somewhere that these lamblike dogs of Melita have the power to take away pain.

    The Praise Singer

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