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  • adj. Resembling or characteristic of a shroud.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Resembling a shroud; henee, funereal.


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shroud +‎ -like


  • In 1959 Afghanistan formally abolished the requirement that women wear a veil and a chadri, a shroudlike head-to-toe covering.

    Spoken from the Heart

  • Clad in form-fitting leather armor designed for easy movement and adorned also with a shroudlike hooded cloak bearing deep crimson hints, Sylvanas looked very much the harbinger of doom.


  • Returning to her laptop computer, Bucholtz projected onto the screen several photographs of models used to produce shroudlike images by direct contact.

    The Shroud Codex

  • Christoforov, a tall old lady who, wearing black spectacles and a plain grey, shroudlike dress that was trimmed with black velvet, never failed to have a stick between her abnormally long fingers.

    Through Russia

  • Billowing around the corpse like some sort of cape was an eerie shroudlike aura.

    Deception Point

  • That seemed to shatter the spell that had settled shroudlike over the studio.

    With Friends Like These...

  • For a woman, tastes differ: a white robe and cap, not necessarily shroudlike, are decidedly unexceptionable.

    Manners and Social Usages

  • His glance shifted for an instant to the wall where a second of the shroudlike transparencies was hanging.

    The Winds of Time

  • And now, in her shroudlike garments and attenuated frame, she seemed by the morning light as a spectre whom day had surprised above the earth.

    Rienzi, Last of the Roman Tribunes


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