All these people, like himself, grown wild and beastlike, were seized by the same dark wave and carried away like rubbish.
In his heavy-lidded eyes, under-hung by watery pouches of sin and dissipation, there was a vengeful and beastlike glare.
There came from him an indescribable reek of tobacco, whisky, filthy clothes, and the beastlike odor of an unclean body.
There was a beastlike note in his voice that made the short hairs on Kennon's neck prickle.
The two beastlike wretches groan and strain at their fetters.
Lifting his sword, he sprang at me with a beastlike scream of rage and hate.
It is one of the most beastly of all the beastlike traits in the moral physiognomy of man.
Its frightful beak opened and closed, its beastlike talons sought to clutch support, its owl-like eyes became glazed and fixed.
c.1200, from Old French beste "animal, wild beast," figuratively "fool, idiot" (11c., Modern French bête), from Vulgar Latin *besta, from Latin bestia "beast, wild animal," of unknown origin. Used to translate Latin animal. Replaced Old English deor (see deer) as the generic word for "wild creature," only to be ousted 16c. by animal. Of persons felt to be animal-like in various senses from early 13c. Of the figure in the Christian apocalypse story from late 14c.