Definitions

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  • adjective Resembling marble stone
  • adjective Resembling a marble or marbles

Etymologies

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marble +‎ -like

Examples

  • I know a woman whose apartment walls were in such bad shape, she played up the crumbling-villa effect by sponging on a couple of shades of thinned ocher and terra-cotta paint in cloud formations, then penciled marblelike veins along the cracks.

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  • I know a woman whose apartment walls were in such bad shape, she played up the crumbling-villa effect by sponging on a couple of shades of thinned ocher and terra-cotta paint in cloud formations, then penciled marblelike veins along the cracks.

    How To Avoid Housework

  • I know a woman whose apartment walls were in such bad shape, she played up the crumbling-villa effect by sponging on a couple of shades of thinned ocher and terra-cotta paint in cloud formations, then penciled marblelike veins along the cracks.

    How To Avoid Housework

  • There were still traces of congestion, but a marblelike pallor had taken the place of the familiar ruddy color.

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  • Her father saw the marblelike pallor of her face, and, touched by this sign of distress, he came over, put his arms about her and kissed her.

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  • Those dark, splendid eyes; that lovely marblelike face; those wavy ebon tresses; that exquisitely exquisite figure; yes, he felt they were all a great deal too perfect for this imperfect and wicked world.

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  • And not just because of its five glittering chandeliers or the three-story marblelike columns that trumpet an earlier age.

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  • Certain colors have long been associated with the back-to-school season: yellow for pencils, red for apples, and black and white for the marblelike covers of composition books.

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  • A guest bathroom showcases a Venetian plaster technique that results in a polished, marblelike finish.

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