Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling a toy or toys

Etymologies

toy +‎ -like (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • During the curious phase of literary opinion which the last twenty years or so have seen, it has apparently been discovered by some people that his scheme of human thought and feeling is too simple -- "toylike" I think they call it -- in comparison with that, say, of Count Tolstoi or of Mr. Meredith, that modern practice has reached a finer technique than his or even than that of his greatest follower, Thackeray.

    The English Novel

  • I'm sure there are plenty of people who like the look the way it is, but I think overly large widgets and unnecessary spacing result in a 'toylike' look - and not in a good way. reply to this

    KDE-Look.org Content

  • "toylike" scheme, are remarkable toys indeed -- toys which, if we regard them as such, must surely strike us as rather uncanny.

    The English Novel

  • Ronnie Rossman played a Hammond B-3 organ and a second keyboard called a Chordovox, which was actually an electrified accordion on a stand that had an almost toylike quality to it.

    Me, The Mob, And The Music

  • Hedges divided them into meadows of intense blossom-flecked green; plow-lands where the first delicate shoots of grain went like a breath across brown furrows; orchards 'and copses and scattered outbuildings made toylike by distance.

    do you ever read writing?

  • For a decade, we have dismissed the rockets as little more than toylike, backroom-cobbled nuisances, convenient pretexts for military onslaughts by Israeli politicians keen to evade graft raps.

    Bradley Burston: The Racist Israeli Fascist in Me

  • Kentucky seeks ban on novelty lightersLocal 12 News (Kentucky) Kentucky is the latest state to consider a ban on toylike novelty lighters blamed for fires that have killed at least two children in the U.S.

    This week in safety

  • This Icelandic outfit produces sweet, toylike music out of you might think whatever noisemaking apparatus happen to be lying around.

    Living With Music: A Playlist by J. Robert Lennon - Paper Cuts Blog - NYTimes.com

  • Kentucky seeks ban on novelty lightersLocal 12 News KentuckyKentucky is the latest state to consider a ban on toylike novelty lighters blamed for fires that have killed at least two children in the U.S.

    This week in safety

  • Deliberately, he looked into space, down at the trees, chalets and jagged rocks, toylike in their tinyness a thousand feet below.

    Moment of Decision « Official Harry Harrison News Blog

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