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Christlike

[krahyst-lahyk] /ˈkraɪstˌlaɪk/
adjective
1.
like Christ; showing the spirit of Christ.
Origin of Christlike
1670-1680
First recorded in 1670-80; Christ + -like
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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.

    Folkways

    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

Christlike

/ˈkraɪstˌlaɪk/
adjective
1.
resembling or showing the spirit of Jesus Christ
Derived Forms
Christlikeness, noun
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