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- adj. Like a lamb; gentle; inoffensive.
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- adj. Like a lamb; gentle; meek; inoffensive.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Like a lamb; gentle; humble; meek: as, a lamblike temper.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. like a lamb in meekness and gentleness
"lamblike" temper which is fulfilled in quiescence and disturbed by thought.
Many a protagonist who is downright tigerish in defense of his ideals elsewhere in the book is positively lamblike when confronted by a boss, a lover, a child, etc. who points out his flaws.
Many a protagonist who is downright tigerish in defense of his ideals elsewhere in the book becomes positively lamblike when confronted by a boss, a lover, a child, etc. who points out his flaws.
I know you; you are a coward, and you will submit to the yoke of family life with a lamblike docility.
Even as his minions were, with his approval, flingingsuspected agitators into the Fortress of Peter and Paul, raiding the houses of liberal noblemen, and condemning writers andintellectuals to Siberian exile, a part of Alexander was still the sensitive Sasha, the boy with the mild, lamblike eyes.
If she was angry — the lamb was so very lamblike, and meek, and fleecy.
And down I sat, intending, with a lamblike peaceableness, to make observations on the play.
I have heard them sighing for minuets and pigtails, for I came between two generations — the minuet was old and the polka was new; all alike were polka mad, all crazed with the idea of getting up a new fast style, but oh! lamblike to what it is now!
And his good-natured silence when anyone broached these topics moved the profane heart as a proof of the same delicacy that a priest shews in avoiding any reference to your religious duties, a financier when he takes care not to recommend your investing in the companies which he himself controls, a strong man when he behaves with lamblike gentleness and does not hit you in the jaw.
I remembered hearing somewhere that these lamblike dogs of Melita have the power to take away pain.