Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Soldierly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Like a soldier; soldierly.

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  • adjective Resembling a soldier or some aspect of one.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective (of persons) befitting a warrior

Etymologies

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soldier +‎ -like

Examples

  • This was quite different from her approach of a dog she was smitten with: all upright, tail high, posture impeccable, wags soldierlike in their rhythm—or a dog friend—a looser, janglier approach, and even an open-mouthed grab toward their face, or a gentle bump with her hip along their body.

    INSIDE OF A DOG

  • Across the cliff top a line of trees stood soldierlike, blocking Nells view of the house at Blackhurst, her mothers house.

    The Forgotten Garden

  • Across the cliff top a line of trees stood soldierlike, blocking Nells view of the house at Blackhurst, her mothers house.

    The Forgotten Garden

  • Across the cliff top a line of trees stood soldierlike, blocking Nells view of the house at Blackhurst, her mothers house.

    The Forgotten Garden

  • Across the cliff top a line of trees stood soldierlike, blocking Nells view of the house at Blackhurst, her mothers house.

    The Forgotten Garden

  • This was quite different from her approach of a dog she was smitten with: all upright, tail high, posture impeccable, wags soldierlike in their rhythm—or a dog friend—a looser, janglier approach, and even an open-mouthed grab toward their face, or a gentle bump with her hip along their body.

    INSIDE OF A DOG

  • Especially when he's all tough and soldierlike around anyone but Tasha.

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • Across the cliff top a line of trees stood soldierlike, blocking Nells view of the house at Blackhurst, her mothers house.

    Kate Morton Ebook Collection

  • He spoke of such with soldierlike respect and decorum.

    The History of Pendennis

  • The attire of the elder gentleman, a person as it seemed of quality and in the prime of life, was very plain and soldierlike, his stature low, his limbs stout, his bearing ungraceful, and his features of that kind which express sound common sense, without a grain of vivacity or imagination.

    Kenilworth

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