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flowerlike

[flou-er-lahyk] /ˈflaʊ ərˌlaɪk/
adjective
1.
resembling or in the shape of a flower; delicate; graceful.
Origin of flowerlike
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  • The flowerlike girl looked down at him with a strange glance.

    Wayside Courtships Hamlin Garland
  • "Now gently with me," said Stephen, and they laid it flowerlike on the stream.

    The Longest Journey E. M. Forster
  • Little wonder that she was all but dumb, and that her flowerlike face was overcast.

  • She had a flowerlike face and her simple refinement was charming.

    The Higher Court Mary Stewart Daggett
  • And first and foremost in them was the flowerlike face and soulful eyes of Mona.

    Rockhaven Charles Munn
  • It will grow naturally and simply, flowerlike, or as a tree grows.

  • But the thought of her, flowerlike in the shadow of death, was unendurable.

    Kenny

    Leona Dalrymple
  • Neither poverty nor wretchedness could dull the lustrous, deep-hued, flowerlike beauty that was hers by nature.

    Folle-Farine Ouida
  • In her state of disarray she made a shocking contrast to the flowerlike figure busy before a dressing table.

    Her Father's Daughter Gene Stratton-Porter
  • The place was very quiet and peaceful, mottled with the gorgeous, flowerlike splashes of color.

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