Definitions

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  • adjective Resembling or characteristic of a policeman.

Etymologies

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policeman +‎ -like

Examples

  • Heavy steps on the grass behind them came closer, and Superintendent Yeo, most just if most policemanlike of policemen, came up round the tree to shake hands.

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  • Heavy steps on the grass behind them came closer, and Superintendent Yeo, most just if most policemanlike of policemen, came up round the tree to shake hands.

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  • For indeed his approach was too consistently policemanlike, it was too crafty; his advent hinted at a gross espionage, at a mind which was no longer a man's but a detective's who tracked everybody by instinct, and arrested his friends instead of saluting them.

    Mary, Mary

  • He was staring with a policemanlike expression at the tall man, who, after a vain attempt to ignore him, had eventually to turn away.

    The Irrational Knot Being the Second Novel of His Nonage

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