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  • adj. Reminiscent of a hawk.


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hawk +‎ -like


  • He was tall and clean shaven, with chunks of wavy brown hair sweeping back from features that could only be described as hawklike.


  • His eyes were sharp and piercing…and his thin, hawklike nose gave his whole expression an air of alertness and decision.

    Casting the Detectives: Crime Fiction's Biggest Movie Stars

  • Ms. Success was tall with a hawklike nose and enormous brown eyes that made her look slightly cartoonish.

    Odd Girl In

  • Instead of the generous spread of surface with which it had taken the air, it was now a lean and hawklike monoplane balanced on long and exceedingly narrow wings.

    Winged Blackmail

  • He shoved his lean, hawklike face into the very center of the slimy, squirming mass, and with his several ancient fangs bit into the heart and the life of the matter.


  • His skin was the same color as the sand, and his features were hawklike.

    Crimson Wind

  • John Milway emailed to tell us how he'd tried and failed to identify a hawklike bird he'd seen from his garden.

    The readers' room: what you thought of G2 this week

  • That hawklike appendage was the longest in the family.

    Secrets of the Tudor Court

  • The daughter was a physician, and she watched me with intense, hawklike eyes while I finished the exam.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • He stood there, alert and watching me with hawklike eyes.



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  • The "klik" in this word is visually pleasing.

    August 19, 2008

  • As he spoke, he stroked the bridge of his hawklike nose with his bent forefinger.

    - Frank Norris, The Octopus, bk 2, ch. 1

    August 19, 2008