Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling a calf (young cow) or some aspect of one.

Etymologies

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calf +‎ -like

Examples

  • But it would be less humorous, and less tragic, if this prologue did not also serve as an appropriate introduction to the author, who makes us, as readers, complicit in mocking the "calflike" enthusiasm of the ghetto faithful and their endless machinations.

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  • Arkady had noticed before that Vanko, with his stolid manner and calflike fringe of hair, seemed to have keys to everything, as if he were the town custodian.

    Wolves Eat Dogs

  • And she had worn her blue dress to the Collinses ', where young Cecil Collins had touched and rather embarrassed her — and amused Luke — with his calflike admiration.

    Heartless

  • Behind him he heard Rosalie's voice, caressing, tormenting by turns; and, glancing around for her victim, beheld Grandcourt at heel in calflike adoration.

    The Danger Mark

  • History "; there was no chatter of girls from hall and stairway to distract the loftier inspirations that possessed him, no intermittent soprano noises emitted by fluttering feminine fashion, no calflike barytones from masculine adolescence to drive him to the woods, where it was always rather difficult for him to focus his attention on printed pages.

    The Danger Mark

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