Definitions

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  • adjective Resembling an ant. Often used specifically in reference to apparent size or significance

Etymologies

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ant +‎ -like

Examples

  • In spite of their cunning philosophy and of their antlike proclivities for cooperation, Nature rejected them for the exceptional man.

    Chapter 38

  • We all poured into the room in long antlike lines, and the mess hall became filled with a collective air of excitement.

    Kings of Colorado

  • How could dominions and virtues fathom the antlike importance of a single human life when their focus was that of continents and the order of the cosmos?

    Surrender the Dark

  • We all poured into the room in long antlike lines, and the mess hall became filled with a collective air of excitement.

    Kings of Colorado

  • How could dominions and virtues fathom the antlike importance of a single human life when their focus was that of continents and the order of the cosmos?

    Surrender the Dark

  • The pounding starts at dawn, when the men with the calloused hands crawl by the hundreds, antlike, over and into the ruins of this broken city, from the toppled old market-houses on the Grand Rue to the humbled schoolhouses of the central city, from the shattered shacks along the waterfront to the crumpled mansions up the hill.

    In Haiti's shattered capital, metal scavengers take to the streets

  • The pounding starts at dawn, when the men with the calloused hands crawl by the hundreds, antlike, over and into the ruins of this broken city, from the toppled old market-houses on the Grand Rue to the humbled schoolhouses of the central city, from the shattered shacks along the waterfront to the crumpled mansions up the hill.

    In Haiti's shattered capital, metal scavengers take to the streets

  • The pounding starts at dawn, when the men with the calloused hands crawl by the hundreds, antlike, over and into the ruins of this broken city, from the toppled old market-houses on the Grand Rue to the humbled schoolhouses of the central city, from the shattered shacks along the waterfront to the crumpled mansions up the hill.

    In Haiti's shattered capital, metal scavengers take to the streets

  • On an early evening last week, the image of Pensacola Beach near the Island Empress resort showed antlike figures, some very pink, swimming in the turquoise water or lazing belly-down in chairs.

    Gulf oil spill scares off some vacationers but prompts others to visit

  • The pounding starts at dawn, when the men with the calloused hands crawl by the hundreds, antlike, over and into the ruins of this broken city, from the toppled old market-houses on the Grand Rue to the humbled schoolhouses of the central city, from the shattered shacks along the waterfront to the crumpled mansions up the hill.

    In Haiti's shattered capital, metal scavengers take to the streets

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