Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling a village or some aspect of a village.

Etymologies

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village +‎ -like

Examples

  • That too, since most of the action takes place in a villagelike neighborhood whose residents gladly rally to Idrissa's cause.

    'Margin Call': Thrills, Chills of Financial Ills

  • His own memories of DVH strike me as overly rosy and nostalgic, but for all its failings, the grim-looking ward he lived in for over two years had a more communal and villagelike atmosphere than the outwardly more attractive but aseptic facilities he was moving to.

    Henry’s Demons

  • Sometimes concentration takes new forms: power centers, office parks, theme parks, and villagelike planned communities in the middle of nowhere.

    Makeshift Metropolis

  • But no matter how villagelike a church community is today, members are inevitably going to come into contact with people who do question the rules.

    Philocrites: The conservative sky is falling.

  • Ault describes Shawmut River Church as "villagelike."

    Philocrites: The conservative sky is falling.

  • The cab left the freeway for the flat prosperity of Sunnyvale: small stucco war-era houses remodeled and expanded until they threatened to burst their small lots; new apartment complexes and condos and low-slung business parks where fortunes had been made and lost and were slowly being made again; an anachronistic villagelike downtown shaded by the condos and apartments rising around it.

    Land of the Blind

  • Inside was a series of huts and roads forming a small villagelike community.

    The Cry of the Onlies

  • The street was empty, quieter and more villagelike than ever, yet she knew perfectly well that John Mark had not allowed her to be gone so long without keeping watch over her.

    Ronicky Doone

  • Dramatic ocean scenery, forested hiking trails and villagelike neighborhoods stocked with boutiques, bookstores and art galleries can draw as many as 10,000 visitors to town on a summer day.

    The Seattle Times

  • By dropping the more expensive option of building at Tech on Indianapolis 'Eastside, he said, the savings can be put toward the costs of creating a villagelike atmosphere Downtown, where the Super Bowl will be played in Lucas Oil Stadium.

    IndyStar.com Top Stories

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