Definitions

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  • adjective Resembling or characteristic of an altar.

Etymologies

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altar +‎ -like

Examples

  • Five men approach a wooden altarlike table to the right of the stand and remove a white tablecloth to reveal several trays filled with tiny plastic water cups and bite-sized pieces of white bread on small silver platters.

    American Grace

  • Rising altarlike out of the scorched ground, somber and gray.

    The Hollow

  • What every test had deemed ordinary limestone speared up, then spread altarlike in the quieting light of the spring evening.

    The Hollow

  • On one altarlike rock, there are offerings left by the Huicholes, who leave personal effects the way other Mexicans leave them in cemeteries: jewelry, a piece of corn, coins, a cigarette.

    Gringos in Paradise

  • On one altarlike rock, there are offerings left by the Huicholes, who leave personal effects the way other Mexicans leave them in cemeteries: jewelry, a piece of corn, coins, a cigarette.

    Gringos in Paradise

  • Displayed on mantel or table with the Bible, a taper, sprigs of galax, so that the effect was altarlike.

    Cold Mountain

  • Displayed on mantel or table with the Bible, a taper, sprigs of galax, so that the effect was altarlike.

    Cold Mountain

  • There was an altarlike shelf below it bearing several weapons, and upon which a number of candles were burning.

    Prince of Chaos

  • An altarlike table stood before a translur cent block of lilac stone, a rectangular cube larger than the huge hlllman who gaped at it.

    Night Arrant

  • She would arrange these in the altarlike temple she had set up - Parker pens, bottles of blue-black Quink, pencils, hunting rifles - all mixed in with gods, sacred threads, and marigolds.

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