Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling or characteristic of a vampire.

Etymologies

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vampire +‎ -like

Examples

  • During that time, he lived a vampirelike existence, rarely seeing the light of day.

    Obama’s Wars

  • Once Alexia explains what happened to her, it becomes clear that this was no ordinary vampire - not only was he ill-mannered but also uneducated (for he did not even know what a preternatural was!) and most unrefined (for he had a rather un-vampirelike lisp).

    Reviews of fantasy and science fiction books

  • The vampirelike beings in The Fairy Hunt may also reflect the early nineteenth-century belief that sufferers of consumption were vampire-afflicted: sensitivity to bright light, swollen red eyes, very pale skin and the characteristic bloody cough were all symptoms that fed this belief.

    Kate Morton Ebook Collection

  • It was as though his brain was sucking the knowledge, vampirelike, from the books.

    HIGHER INSTITUTE OF VILLAINOUS EDUCATION

  • An ethereal Robyn grins, her ecru face distorting into a vampirelike apparition.

    Ellen Hopkins: Crank Trilogy

  • Her dark eyes were somewhat slanted, and green eye shadow and blood-red lips gave her a vampirelike appearance.

    GHOST STORIES

  • Mably will play one of the residents, a cardiologist who is a vampirelike creature.

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  • As that’s a vampirelike transformative maneuver, many have suggested that the Liverpool nzambi originated in the Balkans, but I chalk it up to an evolutionary kinship with the sewer bats.

    PAUL IS UNDEAD

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