Definitions

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  • adjective Resembling an arrow or some aspect of one.

Etymologies

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arrow +‎ -like

Examples

  • Inevitably, what has hooked me is the thought itself: the arrowlike precision of an insight, the mind-rattling energy of an observation.

    Remembrance

  • Then suddenly the stillness was cloven by the arrowlike swiftness of a long grey car which halted before the big deserted flats.

    The Complete Father Brown

  • I am like the foam that races over the beach or the moonlight that falls arrowlike here on a tin can, here on a spike of the mailed sea holly, or a bone or a half-eaten boat.

    The Waves

  • Then suddenly the stillness was cloven by the arrowlike swiftness of a long grey car which halted before the big deserted flats.

    The Complete Father Brown

  • ®SEH music from another room she plays guitar on a beach and the shadow is cast into the darkness. the strings stain the sand with long shadows, warping - she throws a glance sidewise and it is arrowlike, loosed with pale fingers graceful through the air

    unheimlich Diary Entry

  • An arrowlike shape, ashine in the light of the distant sun, glided from orbit and dwindled into heaven.

    Genesis

  • Beyond the tent, screams have begun to fill the camp area, its expanse a mixture of light and shadow created by the arrowlike flames that descend from the dark heavens.

    Darksong Rising

  • The lane on the left side of the road led arrowlike to three structures perhaps a hundred cubits to the west-a square house, what appeared to be a barn, and a large shed.

    The Chaos Balance

  • In his room, Darconville spins out his neomedieval ruminations on angels and archangels, 'marching across the page a newly commissioned army of words-on-maneuvers, all decorated in loops, frets, and arrowlike flourishes.'

    Sailors Have More Fun

  • Though the low-thrust plasma drive had long since been closed down, Discovery was still coasting with her slender arrowlike body pointed away from Earth, and all her high-powered optical gear was oriented toward the outer planets, where her destiny lay.

    2001 A Space Odyssey

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