Definitions

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  • adj. resembling a sword

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

  • adj. shaped like a sword blade

Etymologies

sword +‎ -like (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I thrust my arms into it, parted the long stalks, and stepped in, then continued to push aside swordlike leaves, gradually working my way through the dense vegetation.

    Dark Secrets 2: No Time to Die the Deep End of Fear

  • Other bright spots included Wendy Bryn Harmer, a strong, youthful Gutrune, and the swordlike soprano of Heidi Melton, the third Norn.

    And So the World Ended

  • One leaps out of the water toward the nose of a cliff, from which swordlike leaves point down.

    In Search of Beauty

  • The swordlike Washington Monument shot upward, marking the center of the National Mall, and the cap of the Jefferson Memorial lay in the foreground, partially concealed by a row of trees.

    Vince Flynn Collectors’ Edition #2

  • Had he been a lesser mind he would have chosen a lesser god, had he been born for today he would have chosen another god but whatever … he did he would have done with that swordlike singleness of heart.

    PEARL BUCK IN CHINA

  • While she gathered the fat roots with their swordlike leaves and their trailing root stems, Kellen dug out a few clumps of grass and reeds, digging deep to make sure he got most of their roots.

    Tran Siberian

  • His sword is somewhat heavy (read worn out piece of rail track shaped into a swordlike object using steamrollers), so as always I lent him my Second Best Sword, another Battle Abbey clone (see user pic), but nearly 7 years old, and untempered.

    zornhau: Broken swords!

  • Take the long, swordlike plastic bar, hoist it overhead and shake vigorously for a trunk-targeted workout that supposedly causes up to 270 muscle contractions per minute, giving you washboard abs and ropey shoulders that are rounded, not chiseled.

    Seven Silly Fitness Fads

  • Find a saber, machete, or other swordlike instrument lying around.

    A Year of Wine

  • Irises demand so little in the way of care and cultivation in return for such bountiful rewards: handsome, swordlike vertical foliage that remains fresh and green all season, intoxicating fragrance, astounding colors and shapes, and a long blooming season if managed beginning with Iris reticulata and ending with Japanese.

    Archive 2008-03-01

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