Definitions

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  • adjective Resembling a king or some aspect of one.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having the rank of or resembling or befitting a king

Etymologies

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king +‎ -like

Examples

  • As the village guest, I was treated with grand hospitality and kinglike esteem.

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  • As the village guest, I was treated with grand hospitality and kinglike esteem.

    Remember To Live! a Cautionary Essay by Michael Pastore

  • His waist grew to more than 45 inches, later in his life, and so he developed these sleeves padded with sawdust so as to broaden his shoulders and distract from his waistline, so he could go on looking massive and kinglike.

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • His waist grew to more than 45 inches, later in his life, and so he developed these sleeves padded with sawdust so as to broaden his shoulders and distract from his waistline, so he could go on looking massive and kinglike.

    A Bit of Fluff: Late Baroque Fashions

  • Why did he want kinglike powers which any fool had to know were unconstitutional?

    "That's been going on, in the name of all of us."

  • “She speaks ever kinglike, and kinglike will I answer her, so she bring no request unworthy herself or me.”

    The Talisman

  • Hakim, thou hast chosen thy boon; and though I had rather thou hadst asked my crown jewels, yet I may not, kinglike, refuse thee.

    The Talisman

  • “With the balls of his father,” Fergie said ultimately, reasserting himself with a kinglike nod.

    The Town

  • 'I had thought that there had been men who were kinglike,' he answered, 'but it may be as thou sayest.

    The Young King

  • He who had thought to rule without the sacrifice, who had never felt the god's breath that lifts a man beyond himself, had nothing to take him kinglike to the dark house of Hades.

    The King Must Die

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