Definitions

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  • adjective Resembling or characteristic of a tortoise; thus frequently slow or unhurried

Etymologies

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tortoise +‎ -like

Examples

  • I am more and more convinced, as I watch the Vichy dems and the calls to back the party no matter what this fall, bc otherwise we have more unimpeded GWB — while at the same time the party leaders publically commit to unimpeding GWB in an rush to appeasement that makes an ambulance chaser who at least waits for the accident look tortoiselike, that we get the leaders we tolerate.

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  • Whatever it was that had made her father eccentric, tortoiselike, had been tempered in his older daughter, made female and softened into an expression of beauty that was tender and generous and still somehow hugely potent—the welling up of a vibrant inner life.

    Heaven Lake

  • Whatever it was that had made her father eccentric, tortoiselike, had been tempered in his older daughter, made female and softened into an expression of beauty that was tender and generous and still somehow hugely potent—the welling up of a vibrant inner life.

    Heaven Lake

  • Beside her, Mr. Song appeared pitifully sad in his tortoiselike way.

    Heaven Lake

  • Beside her, Mr. Song appeared pitifully sad in his tortoiselike way.

    Heaven Lake

  • Beside her, Mr. Song appeared pitifully sad in his tortoiselike way.

    Heaven Lake

  • Beside her, Mr. Song appeared pitifully sad in his tortoiselike way.

    Heaven Lake

  • Beside her, Mr. Song appeared pitifully sad in his tortoiselike way.

    Heaven Lake

  • Whatever it was that had made her father eccentric, tortoiselike, had been tempered in his older daughter, made female and softened into an expression of beauty that was tender and generous and still somehow hugely potent—the welling up of a vibrant inner life.

    Heaven Lake

  • Whatever it was that had made her father eccentric, tortoiselike, had been tempered in his older daughter, made female and softened into an expression of beauty that was tender and generous and still somehow hugely potent—the welling up of a vibrant inner life.

    Heaven Lake

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