Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling a housepet

Etymologies

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pet +‎ -like

Examples

  • Claire wishes for her little brothers, for the dog, some petlike presence to distract them.

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  • Sethe was dishing up bread pudding, murmuring her hopes for it, apologizing in advance the way veteran cooks always do, when something in Beloved's face, some petlike adoration that took hold of her as she looked at Sethe, made Paul D speak.

    Beloved

  • Professor Jamison and Mr Degner all acknowledge that the friendly, petlike depiction of pigs in movies like "Charlotte's Web," "Babe" and "Winnie the Pooh" have had a major impact on public attitudes toward hogs and their treatment.

    ThePigSite - Global Pig Industry News Feeds

  • Jamison and Degner all acknowledge that the friendly, petlike depiction of pigs in movies like "Charlotte's Web," "Babe" and "Winnie the Pooh" have had a major impact on public attitudes toward hogs and their treatment.

    DesMoinesRegister.com - NEWS

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