Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Resembling a lion; having the strength or courage of a lion.
- adj. Resembling a lion or some aspect of one.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Like a lion; brave as a lion.
- lion + -like (Wiktionary)
“The centurion lifted his grizzled face, snorting dust from lionlike nostrils and sneezing.”
“Two large marble statues depicting some sort of lionlike creatures with open mouths and sharp teeth flank the steps and I can see the river in the back with twisted pines dotting the shore.”
“Grimtotem hunters mounted on the winged, lionlike creatures were able to fire directly on the crew and fighters on the deck—even those druids who had assumed storm crow form and were swooping down for the fight.”
“The eyes rolled, the mouth gaped open with a lionlike roar, and out poured a cloud of red vapor which swept toward Morgana against the wind.”
“It had a lionlike tufted tail-which it carried, catlike, curled up and away from its body-and narrow pale cloven hooves, like a deer's or a goat's.”
“In this guise, attended by Edith and her women, and preceded and followed by a few officers and men-at-arms, she hastened to the tent of her lionlike husband.”
“The second ideal leader, the empire builder, the lionlike jungle fighter with patriarchal power, gave way to the third ideal, the gamesman.”
“And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man, of Kabzeel, who had done many acts, he slew two lionlike men of Moab: he went down also and slew a lion in the midst of a pit in time of snow:”
“Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man of Kabzeel, who had done many acts; he slew two lionlike men of Moab: also he went down and slew a lion in a pit in a snowy day.”
“Homer gives his heroes enormous lung capacities and lionlike roars, and this might not be far from the truth.”
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