Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling a shift (item of clothing).
  • adj. Characterised by shifts from one state to another.

Etymologies

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shift +‎ -like

Examples

  • She stopped to rest often, to take her prisms from the huge pockets of her loose, shiftlike garment.

    My Sweet Audrina

  • Crouched at my feet, Sylvia clawed at my skirt, allowing her lips to part, and soon spittle wet her chin and dribbled down on her loose, shiftlike garment.

    My Sweet Audrina

  • I started to bring my knuckles down on the door, paused again to unbutton a few of the fastenings on the neck of my shiftlike robe.

    O Jerusalem

  • “Hongry …” she wailed, running to tug on my shiftlike garment.

    Heaven

  • I put the sled on the concrete track, sat down, leaned back and gripped the shiftlike brake as gravity sent me flying down the mountainside.

    The Seattle Times

  • I was wearing the only dress Fanny hadn’t taken, a simple shiftlike garment that had once been blue and was now gray from years of washings.

    Heaven

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