Definitions

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  • adj. Alternative form of catlike.

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Examples

  • She grappled with it concretely, making a cat-like leap for the murderer and gripping his neck-cloth with both her hands.

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  • But the mother of Bâtard, as he dimly remembered her, was snarling, bickering, obscene, husky, full-fronted and heavy-chested, with a malign eye, a cat-like grip on life, and a genius for trickery and evil.

    BÂTARD

  • He dived out of the galley door, or glided rather, with a swiftness and smoothness of gait that struck me as being not so much cat-like as oily.

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  • The series, based on a book series of the same name, is about a girl who finds out that she is a descendant of an Ancient Egyptian cat offspring and has cat-like powers.

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  • Redwood, he wrote, was “an attractive woman” with “almost cat-like brown eyes.”

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  • His fog is cat-like, rubbing its back on the window panes before curling once about the house and falling asleep, suggesting torpor rather than terror.

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  • The answer proved surprising: it seems not to have been the aggressive wolf of legend, but more of a 'cat-like fox', which ambushed, rather than attacked, its prey.

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  • He had covered the distance and gone in more like a cat than a dog; and with the same cat-like swiftness he had slashed with his fangs and leaped clear.

    The Clinging Death

  • The biscuit was as fluffy and buttery as you could want, with plenty of big chunks of what I suspect was housemade sausage, but the gravy was the real standout: Silky and viscous, with an unexpected hint of coffee flavor and plenty of black pepper, thoroughly deserving of a cat-like plate-lapping.

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  • The natives of this planet are a cat-like race and humans are able to transfer their minds into these cats in order to explore the planet safely.

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