Definitions

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  • adjective Resembling a mantra; fervent and often repeated.

Etymologies

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mantra +‎ -like

Examples

  • When NEWSWEEK raised questions about "" Valley of Death '' after it appeared, Oliver and her bosses, senior producer Jack Smith and senior executive producer Pam Hill, replied, mantralike, "" We spent eight months on the story and had 200 interviews. ''

    A 'Bombshell' That Fizzled

  • It all becomes rather mantralike—step, look for the next opportunity, reach—until I reach the belly of the beast, the section of the climb that requires me to go out and over the edge of the platform.

    If I Am Missing or Dead

  • It all becomes rather mantralike—step, look for the next opportunity, reach—until I reach the belly of the beast, the section of the climb that requires me to go out and over the edge of the platform.

    If I Am Missing or Dead

  • Just before this gets completely out of hand and becomes a mantralike repetition, let us please recall what the careful phrases of Article VI of the U.S.

    Christopher Hitchens on Article VI and Mike Huckabee

  • And yet, while convincing myself, mantralike, that things would work out, the words sounded hollow.

    State of the Union

  • Each impact was accompanied by one of the syllables from her chanting, mantralike, "All of them, all of them, all of them ..." in the same restrained but steadfast tone.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • Each impact was accompanied by one of the syllables from her chanting, mantralike, "All of them, all of them, all of them ..." in the same restrained but steadfast tone.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • Fans shouted the hyped-up lyrics as the song exploded, finished, and was repeated an absurd five times - cycling through until it became mantralike.

    The Seattle Times

  • A career-spanning survey of Robert Stackhouse's work docks at the Belger Joyce Jablonski doesn't just repeat herself with her mantralike Elements

    The Pitch | Complete Issue

  • " Bogard repeated the sentence, almost mantralike, until Derec interrupted.

    Mirage

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