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


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peach +‎ -like


  • All those journalists who wrote endlessly about my long legs and peachlike skin in the 1970s.

    A Letter From Lady Thatcher

  • Though not as much as last night, so it's more like a small, peachlike, bounce-a-quarter ass.


  • It was shrinking very fast, growing balder and balder, the black hair and stubble retracting into his skull; his cheeks becoming smooth, his skull round and covered with a peachlike fuzz ...

    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

  • These pages are full of "peachlike breasts" and "heated hurryings" and "nature's urgent grip" (and a good thing, too, since "to leave out the firm breast, the moist coupling, the soft descent of lips, would be unfair to readers").

    Capital Pundits Parodied: An Anti-Mensch's Faux Memoirs

  • She had the pallidly dusky skin of a Eurasian, but, by virtue of nature or artifice, her cheeks wore a peachlike bloom.

    The Yellow Claw

  • Karamaneh's complexion was peachlike, or rather of an exquisite and delicate fairness which reminded me of the petal of a rose.

    The Return of Dr. Fu-Manchu

  • Under this peachlike appearance, and with the premeditated _naïveté_ of her manner, she was always astonishing people by her penetration and general ingenuity; she was at once very quick and very deep -- quick especially to perceive and enjoy incongruities, and deep in understanding them; extremely observant, and not in the least superficial.

    Bird of Paradise

  • -- of that blackly lustrous sort nearly always associated with unusually dark complexions; but Kâramanèh's complexion was peachlike, or rather of an exquisite and delicate fairness which reminded me of the petal of a rose.

    The Devil Doctor

  • Her removal of that obstacle to a trusted friend's assuring himself whether the peachlike bloom 'of her finer facial curves bore the test of such further inquiry into their cool sweetness as might reinforce a mere baffled gaze -- her momentous, complete surrender of so much of her charm, let us say, both marked the change in the situation of the pair and established the record of their perfect observance of every propriety for so long before.

    The Finer Grain

  • Miss Mary was alone in the last scene, she looked really beautiful, she will make a belle when she is grown, she is tall and (unconsciously) a little haughty in her expression, her complexion is very fair and sometimes enlivened by a peachlike bloom, her mouth is small and she has very full red lips, her eyes hazel with a kind of langour in them which is very charming, her eyebrows beautifully arched and of the same reddish golden color as her hair; altogether she is at times very pretty, and if she would only cultivate her mind she might be beautiful, as it is her greatest

    Diary, August 8, 1859-May 15, 1865.


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