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


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lily +‎ -like


  • He studied his own clothing: a bronze breastplate embossed with the crest of a lilylike flower over a suede black jerkin stitched with a fine needle.

    String Theory, Book 3: Evolution

  • She drew back, loosening the grip of her hands, while her avid gaze studied the lilylike beauty of the sorrowful face.


  • The white, lilylike flowers of the Spanish bayonet flaunted themselves everywhere.

    Oh, You Tex!

  • The desert flowered gayly with the purple, pink, and scarlet blossoms of the cacti and with the white, lilylike buds of the Spanish bayonet.

    Oh, You Tex!

  • The violent rain beat down the fragile lilylike plants, the wind rooted them up or tore them in two, and collected them in heaps, which rolled along increasing in size as they went, and crushing other flowers in their path.

    Historical Miniatures

  • A few of the proscribed ingredients are important synthetics, such as lyral, a molecule widely used in perfumes to create a lilylike floral note.

    Wired Top Stories

  • It turns out though, experts say, the worm is not a giant, nor does it have a lilylike scent.

    NYT > Home Page

  • The chaste beauty of the Virgin, her hands of lilylike purity, the tenderly impassioned countenance of the saint, the very realistic and manly portrait of the donor (Francesco del Pugliese), the vast and strange landscape where the apparition takes place — all form an absolutely novel harmony in Florentine painting, and one which Leonardo da Vinci in his "Virgin of the Rocks" did little more than embellish, without allowing the beholder to lose sight of the model.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy

  • Lay your lilylike long his shoulder but buck back if he buts bolder and just hep your homely hop and heed no horning but if you’ve got some brainy notion to raise cancan and rouse commotion I’ll be apt to flail that tail for you till it’s borning.

    Finnegans Wake

  • [Footnote 45: This _ti_-leaf trumpet is constructed from the thin, dry, lilylike leaf of the wild _ti_ much as children make whistles out of grass.

    The Hawaiian Romance Of Laieikawai


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