Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Resembling a star; stellated; radiated like a star: as, starlike flowers.
- Bright; lustrous; shining; luminous: as, starlike eyes.
- adj. Resembling a star, especially in shape
- adj. Resembling or characteristic of a celebrity or leading actor.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Resembling a star; stellated; radiated like a star.
- adj. Shining; bright; illustrious.
- adj. resembling a star
- star + -like (Wiktionary)
“Mrs. Berry's fine eyes -- they had been called "starlike" twenty years before, by romantic young gentlemen -- filled with tears.”
“My starlike pretense found its final frontier in a room which was anonymous by nature.”
“Similarly, the statute refers to “knuckles of any substance” that can be “put to the same use with the same or similar effect” as metallic knuckles; nunchaku, zoobow “or any similar weapon” configured with two sticks connected by rope, chain, or wire; and shuriken or “any similar pointed starlike object intended to injure a person when thrown.””
“You take it all for granted and when I look you back it's with a starlike eye shooting its cold and egotistical spear where it can do least damage.”
“These are punctuated by starlike nodes and wavelike striations in low relief that are polished to a high gloss.”
“The exhibition includes 13 studies in which we see Motherwell grappling with the arrangement of the several symbols that he was eventually to incorporate in the mural: a Torah scroll, Jacob's ladder, the Ten Commandments and a menorah (candelabrum), along with starlike line configurations that supposedly represent diasporic movement.”
“So Schmidt and his colleagues looked at the other odd radio sources and found more single starlike things, each forty times brighter than the biggest galaxies full of 10 billion stars.”
“They named the starlike things quasi-stellar radio sources; later they shortened the name to quasars.”
“A Caltech observer named Maarten Schmidt had just figured out that the radio sources made sense only if these starlike things were at highly unstarlike distances.”
“The water made his lashes cling to one another, so that they formed starlike sharp points.”
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