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  • adj. Resembling a tomb or some aspect of one.


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tomb +‎ -like


  • Declan had to escape before Lothaire lured her to this place—a vile, tomblike camp filled with blood foes.

    Dreams of a Dark Warrior

  • They were the only source of light in the tomblike room, creating an intimate dimness while casting an eerie glow upon the skulls.

    Arcane Circle

  • His voice bounced off the walls of the tomblike room.

    The Wish Stealers

  • The first of these awards was held in the cavernous and tomblike Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica.


  • One minute there was the bright light of the headlights and lots of track space on either side; the next we were confined in a tiny, tomblike space between the bottom of the train, its wheels, and the track bed.

    The Children of the Lost

  • There are motives and clues knife, poison, shattered cup, a tomblike library, footsteps in the night—the entire creaking paraphernalia of the English murder mystery.

    Gosford Park (2001)

  • Montague Manor was an imposing pile of granite, tomblike slabs framed against skies that shuddered beneath the chain mail of the north's daily bout of rain.

    'Blonde Roots'

  • Once again, the familiar story will be relived in liturgy, sermon and song: the somberness of Good Friday, the tomblike silence of Holy Saturday, followed by the radiance of Easter Sunday proclaiming Christ's resurrection to new life by the power of God.

    Rethinking The Resurrection

  • In the tomblike quiet of Parliament Buildings outside Belfast, Democratic Unionist MLA Jeffrey Donaldson said last week, "We recognize that you can't go on indefinitely like this."


  • This autumn Doris Salcedo, who has previously built a giant tomblike structure within the Castello di Rivoli, presents an installation that is a more somber affair: a giant crack that runs across the floor of the Turbine Hall.

    The Power 100


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