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  • adjective like a monkey

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Examples

  • Babies born in times of famine or siege are sometimes, as it were, imperfectly finished, and sometimes have what may be described as monkeyish features and ways.

    The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4) A Plain Story Simply Told

  • He was short and plain, and he had an appearance of being slightly deformed, a "monkeyish" look, due to his build and his long arms.

    The Wonder

  • He could see him yet, his queer little monkeyish face eloquent with fear, his back burdened with specimen cases, in his hands Bassett's butterfly net and naturalist's shot-gun, as he quavered, in Beche-de-mer English: Me fella too much fright along bush.

    THE RED ONE

  • The other person was Harold the driver, that single heavy eyebrow somehow making him a bit monkeyish.

    Dog on It

  • The other person was Harold the driver, that single heavy eyebrow somehow making him a bit monkeyish.

    Dog on It

  • The other person was Harold the driver, that single heavy eyebrow somehow making him a bit monkeyish.

    Dog on It

  • We were, of course, like everybody else, a bunch of signifying monkeys, more monkeyish than some, but of a type, hanging tentatively suspended in our interpretive jungle, sending shared meanings spinning along the dense thicket of language.

    Weather Underground Redux

  • We were, of course, like everybody else, a bunch of signifying monkeys, more monkeyish than some, but of a type, hanging tentatively suspended in our interpretive jungle, sending shared meanings spinning along the dense thicket of language.

    April « 2006 « Bill Ayers

  • He has an old, old eye, has Smallweed; and he drinks and smokes in a monkeyish way; and his neck is stiff in his collar; and he is never to be taken in; and he knows all about it, whatever it is.

    Bleak House

  • Good evening, gentlemen, said the stubble-grown monkeyish face. —

    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

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