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homelike

[hohm-lahyk] /ˈhoʊmˌlaɪk/
adjective
1.
like or suggestive of home; familiar; warmly comfortable.
Origin of homelike
1810-1820
First recorded in 1810-20; home + -like
Related forms
homelikeness, noun
Synonym Study
See homely.
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  • We wanted to make it kind o' pleasant for ye, Sis; an'—an' homelike.

    The Bacillus of Beauty Harriet Stark
  • The room looked just as it used to look, just as neat, just as homelike, just as well kept.

    The Portygee Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • It is a nice, homelike place, and it will be very jolly, all being together.

  • It is peaceful, it is grand, too, from its very extent; but it is not homelike.

    Arthur O'Leary Charles James Lever
  • They had been her heritage and were natural and homelike to her.

    Janet of the Dunes

    Harriet T. Comstock
  • The flora was modern enough to give them a homelike feeling.

    Project Mastodon Clifford Donald Simak
  • Breakfasts may be homelike, informal affairs, or quite ceremonious.

    The Etiquette of To-day Edith B. Ordway
  • The rooms are so huge, at least most of them are, and still it is homelike.

    Mary Louise and Josie O'Gorman

    Emma Speed Sampson
  • They say it is fine and homelike there, but it will surely be some comedown after Rue Brea.

  • There are few homes where the evenings are as homelike as they could easily be.

    Girls and Women Harriet E. Paine (AKA E. Chester}

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