Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling or characteristic of a panther.

Etymologies

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panther +‎ -like

Examples

  • She gestured at the flames and gave them a pantherlike grin.

    Fire The Sky

  • “Well, in your defense, I do move with a silent, pantherlike grace.”

    City of Glass

  • Its been described as everything from a small half-alien, half-dinosaur tailless vampire with quills running down its back to a pantherlike creature with a long snaky tongue to a hopping animal that leaves a trail of sulfuric stench.

    Dancing with Werewolves

  • Near Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., this summer, wildlife investigators puzzled over pantherlike claw and fang marks on a Lexus.

    Backyard Bears

  • The gathering of scholars may pique Dante's curiosity, but it is the dancer Antilia -- with her pantherlike movements and "the graceful beauty of an exotic bird" -- who catches his eye and fires his lust though he steadfastly insists to himself that his interest in her has to do only with his investigation.

    Review of The Mosiac Crimes, by Giulio Leoni

  • Germain, with Henri-Christian's sturdy form clutched to his midsection, was attempting to escape down the slope, but Ian leapt past him, springing pantherlike down the rocks, and grabbed the baby from him, bringing him to a reluctant stop.

    A Breath of Snow and Ashes

  • Shortly afterward, the captain, a pleasant-faced woman with soft, wavy, brown hair, a smile as quick as her keen intelligence, and a pantherlike prowl when she was unhappy about something, prowled back and forth in front of the class.

    First Warning

  • There was something so pantherlike in the movement, something so unhuman, that it seemed to sober us all from the shock of his coming.

    Dracula

  • A white, pantherlike head covered his skull, and the glossy hide hung down his back to be coiled around his waist over the light blue silks of a noble.

    Shadow Lord

  • "One, two-" With his nod, the musicians begin the sonorous tones, the brass horns low and urgent, the woodwinds pantherlike, the strings whispering like shifting sands.

    The Soprano Sorceress

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