Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling a phoenix, especially in being (figuratively) reborn after destruction.

Etymologies

phoenix +‎ -like (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • At least the late publisher William Gaines's MAD magazine -- having risen phoenixlike from the ashes of that witch hunt -- survives to smile a gap-toothed grin at today's news and reply smugly: "What, me worry?"

    QUICK POST: Only 56 years later, the CCA seal of censorship is dead

  • The offending work was a piece from Condo's suite of Kanye portraits in which a fearsome Kanye, pictured naked, sits straddled by a nude, phoenixlike, winged woman-creature.

    A 'dark, twisted fantasy' revealed

  • The first season of Game of Thrones came to a fiery conclusion, and although we lost a major player in the game, another was reborn, phoenixlike, from the ashes of a funeral pyre.

    Game of Thrones' Emilia Clarke on the Fiery Finale: "Dragons Trump Everything"

  • What needed to be done, Stein said, was to make another Germany, a phoenixlike place that might rise from the ashes as a wholly new thing.

    The Lampshade

  • This DNA copy, called a provirus, makes RNA copies, and the virus is regenerated, phoenixlike, to form new viruses.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • They rise, phoenixlike, from the ashes of the '80s, those pricey toys of yesteryear: the Rolex you took snorkeling off Cancun, the BMW you gave yourself after closing that first sweetheart deal, the set of Nagel seriographs.

    How Much For A Used Rolex?

  • He had enacted the adventure of vanishing into thin air and being reborn, phoenixlike, as someone else - literally, a self-made man.

    Recortes

  • Read together, these tales reinforce the phoenixlike quality of many modern cities.

    How Cities Bounce Back

  • They also believe that barter will be resurrected, phoenixlike, in September.

    Barter Binge

  • BOSTON – The original pink flamingo lawn ornament, the symbol of kitsch whose obituary nearly was written after its central Massachusetts manufacturer went out of business, is rising phoenixlike from the ashes and taking wing to upstate New York.

    Pink Flamingo Lawn Ornament is Making a Comeback | Impact Lab

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