Definitions

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  • adjective Resembling or characteristic of lightning.

Etymologies

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lightning +‎ -like

Examples

  • But even as he did so, the doorman spun toward him and, with an amazing, lightninglike move, thrust him up against the elevator wall, pinning his arms behind his back in a viselike grip.

    Dance Of Death

  • His lightninglike hand gestures and his shifting body movements made to emphasize his points reflected his intense pre-occupation with the dump sites.

    The Riverman

  • His lightninglike hand gestures and his shifting body movements made to emphasize his points reflected his intense pre-occupation with the dump sites.

    The Riverman

  • His lightninglike hand gestures and his shifting body movements made to emphasize his points reflected his intense pre-occupation with the dump sites.

    The Riverman

  • The lightninglike raids coming from below the border had to be stopped.

    Deuces Wild

  • Within heartbeats his shoulder muscles burned as if he'd poured molten rock on them; his wing muscles twitched wildly and sent stabs of lightninglike pain down his back each time they did.

    The Elvenbane

  • It was a confrontation neither side expected, but Gord's lightninglike reflexes had enabled him and Chert to have the advantage.

    Night Arrant

  • We traversed a region of lightninglike flashes where my hair stood on end and my skin ringled.

    Trumps of Doom

  • Quda chips had come with his stew, and he had amused himself for a while by throwing the circular chips into the air, whereupon Pip would launch himself, lightninglike, from his shoulder to snatch them before they could hit the floor.

    The End of The Matter

  • Quda chips had come with his stew, and he had amused himself for a while by throwing the circular chips into the air, whereupon Pip would launch himself, lightninglike, from his shoulder to snatch them before they could hit the floor.

    The End of the Matter

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