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[krahyst-lahyk] /ˈkraɪstˌlaɪk/
like Christ; showing the spirit of Christ.
Origin of Christlike
First recorded in 1670-80; Christ + -like Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for Christlike
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  • That is well and Christlike, if you suffer gladly—which you do not.

    Murder Point

    Coningsby Dawson
  • People said he had learned renunciation and was the most Christlike man they had ever known.

    The Christian Hall Caine
  • Virginity was praised as Christlike and taught in opposition to society and the family.


    William Graham Sumner
  • Sir,” was the meek and Christlike response, “have you done what you will do?

    The King's Daughters Emily Sarah Holt
  • That principle was a generous, unselfish, Christlike principle.

  • Are their noblest and most Christlike men and women most revered and honoured?

    God and my Neighbour Robert Blatchford
  • So it must be with us in so far as our characters are pure and unselfish and Christlike.

  • She has always been a delightful character, and Christlike in her purity.

    The Angel of the Gila: Cora Marsland
  • The relation of Deronda to Gwendolen is of a Christlike nature.

    George Eliot Mathilde Blind
  • We adore One who is Christlike love, and we will serve no other.

    Some Christian Convictions Henry Sloane Coffin
British Dictionary definitions for Christlike


resembling or showing the spirit of Jesus Christ
Derived Forms
Christlikeness, noun
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