Definitions

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

Etymologies

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tower +‎ -like

Examples

  • The towerlike building was originally the Forest Hills Inn, which functioned as the social heart of the community, a sort of vertical country club.

    Makeshift Metropolis

  • At each of the corners rose a mud parapet, a towerlike structure, some 80 feet high and 150 feet across, and built strong enough to support the weight of 10-ton tanks, which could be driven onto the parapet up long, gradual mud ramps rising from the fortress floor.

    Horse Soldiers

  • There were even huge searchlights on a towerlike thing.

    DO NOT PASS GO

  • When the Swiss Voted to Ban New Minarets, This Man Built One construction of new minarets, the towerlike structures that adorn mosques.

    The Best Revenge

  • He projected the power past the slate roof of the round towerlike silo, sending a little spark into it to find tinder.

    Brightly Burning

  • Here was located what appeared to be a tavern, yet was not; it was the headquarters of the College of Crossroads Brethren who supervised the well-being and spiritual life of the crossroads outside its double doors, especially the towerlike shrine to the Lares and the big fountain, which now flowed sluggishly amid a tumble of ethereally blue icicles, so cold was this winter.

    Fortune's Favorites

  • A vision in tiered and tasseled skirt of embroidered flame and saffron, a short-sleeved coat upon his upper body, and on his head a towerlike tiara tied round with the white ribbon of the diadem.

    The Grass Crown

  • Over an inner wall he saw the pinnacles of strangely shaped towerlike structures.

    The Pool Of The Black One

  • The Ziegfeld Follies of erosion, the badlands flaunt their geological naughtiness in tall, towerlike buttes-heaping layer after layer of tormented rock and soil toward the sky-and sculptured canyons so deep and chaotic they can break a devil's heart.

    Even Cowgirls Get The Blues

  • Stefan became fired by the towerlike skyscrapers sketched in patterns of light against the void.

    The Nest Builder

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