Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling a kitten or some aspect of one.

Etymologies

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kitten +‎ -like

Examples

  • She who had never got up in the morning without the certainty of seeing familiar faces, people on whom she had an acknowledged claim; whose farthest journey had been to Rosseter on the pillion with her uncle; whose thoughts had always been taking holiday in dreams of pleasure, because all the business of her life was managed for her — this kittenlike

    Adam Bede

  • Almost immediately, she curled up into a kittenlike ball, hands tucked beneath her chin and long, beautifully curved thighs drawn upward toward her body.

    Heart Of The Tiger

  • Instead of answering, she closed her eyes and stretched, kittenlike, her arms above her head.

    MEMORY’S EMBRACE

  • She was small and slight, in a metallic blue cloak that swept out, like wings, around her thin shoulders; the hood framed a small, kittenlike face.

    The Colors of Space

  • The big cat followed her everywhere, played with her, rolling and pawing, kittenlike, and he would lay his massive head in her lap to purr his content.

    The Man of the Forest

  • My tears fall when I think of my incomparable Jenny and her astounding mastery of minutiæ at "Crow's Nest" -- her finesse and exquisite touch, her kittenlike delicacy, her catlike swiftness and sureness.

    The Red Redmaynes

  • Ears, her kittenlike gray mule, which had heretofore been honored with the precious burden of the twin babies, was to be given a heavier and more cumbersome load.

    Old Indian Days

  • And the lover himself thinks so too: the little darling is so fond of him, her little vanities are so bewitching, he wouldn’t consent to her being a bit wiser; those kittenlike glances and movements are just what one wants to make one’s hearth a paradise.

    Adam Bede

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