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  • adj. Having shark-like characteristics, for example fierceness or agility.


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  • This Anti-Christ (as he constantly espouses things that go four-square against the core tenets of the religion he claims to be a leader and spokesman in) saw fit to make blood-soaked hay of the tragedy in Haiti by going on his sacrilegious little show on his sacrilegious little network and through those grinning, sharkish teeth of his and saying the following ...

    Archive 2010-02-01

  • Ricardo, the Cuban husband, writes awful verse ( "As the island fades/I leave behind departure itself") and establishes a somewhat tenuous hold on his adopted baby, while the lawyer, an old-fashioned sharkish type, oversees a breeding farm of indigenous mothers and charges $30,000 for each infant she supplies, but she's suddenly faced with a shift in public opinion about whether or not what she's doing is a crime.

    Christina García's "The Lady Matador's Hotel," reviewed by Carolyn See

  • I was busy yakking away on my cell phone with a friend in Ventura, making a valiant attempt to ignore the police car, brave the 30 plus mph wind, and not curse out the sharkish drivers who insist on taking their divine right on red, thereby forcing me into submission.

    Jayne Lyn Stahl: Walking Under the Influence?

  • Edward Liddy, who the government installed as AIG's chief executive officer, described the rate as "loan sharkish."

    AIG's Rivals Blame Bailout For Tilting Insurance Game

  • Mr. Liddy said the company is motivated to repay the federal loan quickly, and alluded to the "loan-sharkish rate of interest" the government is charging -- 8.5 percentage points above Libor, a common short-term lending benchmark.

    AIG's New Chief Sees Smaller, Nimbler Firm

  • So it's a remarkably loan sharkish type of loan to AIG giving the company a lot of incentive to find money elsewhere.

    CNN Transcript Sep 17, 2008

  • If there is love, then love will be his, and she comes to him in the form of a sharkish librarian full of snark, razor sharp wit and long, lonely nights.

    Archive 2006-04-02

  • Not usually at a loss for words, the sharkish snark finds herself relying on bad '80s sitcom dialogue.

    Archive 2006-04-02

  • Two sharkish-looking Caddies were parked in the driveway.

    White Butterfly

  • He saw a pair of hammerhead sharks, devouring with a sharkish hunger the space around them.

    Even Cowgirls Get The Blues


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