Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling, or having characteristics of, a shrine

Etymologies

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shrine +‎ -like

Examples

  • Or I could talk about the frenzy of chatter filling up the shrinelike Web sites where her fans speculate endlessly about what she's been up to since her acclaimed, best-selling debut novel, "The Secret History," appeared 10 years ago ( "My favorite rumor," she says with a giggle, "was that I'd bought an entire island, like Dr. No").

    Breaking Her Silence

  • Wendy also found evidence that some buildings seemed to go through cycles in which they started out as domestic houses and then later became more shrinelike, perhaps after their inhabitants had abandoned them—for example, if an entire family line died out.

    The Goddess and the Bull

  • And so at least some attempt has been made to make it more shrinelike than just strewn.

    We wish to inform you that tomorrow we will be killed with our families: Stories from Rwanda

  • What now? he wondered, permitting himself a silent belch and a silent Beg pardon toward the statue of Saint Leibowitz in the shrinelike niche in the corner of his study.

    A Canticle for Leibowitz

  • They become shrinelike and iconic - neutral but pointed reminders of events that are alien to the viewer.

    Yale Daily News - Latest Issue

  • Knowing he could be dismissed from the force, Kaiser shot himself in the chest with his handgun, surrounded by 24 beer cans and a shrinelike arrangement of his new uniform and equipment. "

    Cops Who Kill--Themselves

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