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Christ-like

adj.

1670s, from Christ + like (adj.). Old English had cristlic, but the modern word appears to be a more recent formation.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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  • You died a christ-like death, and your sacrifice shall not be wasted.

    The Gaunt Gray Wolf Dillon Wallace
  • No, sir, this is a very christ-like proposition in the gentleman.

  • See her quiet and christ-like spontaneous response, that she would.

    Gathering Jewels

    James Knowles and Matilda Darroch Knowles
  • But how few of us have the christ-like spirit—a willingness to suffer for others!

    The Wedding Ring T. De Witt Talmage
  • This was a truly christ-like thing to do, and this she could never forget or do without.

    An Anarchist Woman Hutchins Hapgood
  • The whole drift of a great unselfish christ-like soul must be for others.

    Usury Calvin Elliott
  • Lady Pembroke said, 'in death, as in life, self-forgetting and christ-like in your deeds.'

    Penshurst Castle Emma Marshall
  • And that's why you can afford to be so calm and christ-like.

    The Kingdom Round the Corner Coningsby Dawson
  • One christ-like strain of sentiment breathes through them all.

    Studies of Christianity James Martineau

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