Definitions

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  • adj. Having the characteristics of a bubble.

Etymologies

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From bubble +‎ -like.

Examples

  • Servitors of the native assembage waved fans and tall rods with bubblelike appendages before her flushed face.

    "The Morons" by Harl Vincent, part 2

  • Steven Pearlstein writes, nearly every asset market you can think of is showing signs of bubblelike behavior.

    EconLog: Finance: stocks, options, etc. Archives

  • In contrast to the Japan of 1989, the U.S. stock market never experienced bubblelike conditions; valuations peaked in October 2007 with a PE ratio of 15.

    More Than A Bear Rally

  • In the early 1990s, after years of bubblelike expansion in its equity and real-estate markets, the Japanese economy, then and now the second largest in the world, began a swoon from which it has only recently recovered.

    When Superpowers Slide

  • It's one thing to see bubblelike price rises in speculative new issues or in rapidly evolving businesses like the Internet or biotech, where you can go overnight from the outhouse to the penthouse.

    What Goes Up. . .

  • The spectacular "Water Cube" — the bubblelike Beijing Olympic swimming venue — has been praised for its architecture, but it bears an even more unusual distinction.

    Chinese and Proud of It

  • One country where bubblelike conditions are in evidence is China, a stock market that remains largely closed to foreign investors.

    Global Markets Stem Losses

  • George leaped a small growth topped with deep blue bubblelike blossoms.

    Lost And Found

  • From the craft alighted an extraterrestrial — 4 feet tall with long black hair and slightly almond-shaped eyes, wearing a green, one-piece suit with a bubblelike halo of shimmery air surrounding his head.

    Cult may be alien to some, but it’s down to earth for Raytown man

  • The pilot entered the submarine at the top, which had a bubblelike brass cover surrounded by glass and fitted with brass tubes.

    Angel in the Whirlwind

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