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[kat-lahyk] /ˈkætˌlaɪk/
resembling or typical of a cat:
catlike eyes.
swift and graceful.
stealthy and noiseless:
The scouts crept up on their quarry with catlike tread.
Origin of catlike
1590-1600; cat1 + -like Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • There was something quick and catlike in his movements, and in his burned blond face a fighting eagerness.

    A Son Of The Sun Jack London
  • He was as brown as a berry, and walked softly, with almost a catlike tread.

    The Scarlet Plague Jack London
  • That damsel's catlike nature made a roof a mere playground, and she was almost immediately behind him.

    Mlle. Fouchette Charles Theodore Murray
  • Sucatash went with him, and, catlike, strove to throw himself from the saddle.

    Louisiana Lou William West Winter
  • It was quite a different performance from the catlike climbing up and down of the sailors.

    The Stolen Singer Martha Idell Fletcher Bellinger
  • catlike though it was, the feint did not take the big fellow unprepared.

    Nan of Music Mountain Frank H. Spearman
  • The tiger has also many more of the catlike qualities than the lion has.

  • The day was very hot, and Dorothy, catlike, basked and purred in it.

    The Relentless City Edward Frederic Benson
  • He sat up with a catlike movement as a persistent tapping on the bars of his cell reached his ears.

    The Coyote James Roberts

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