- resembling or simulating real life: a lifelike portrait.
Origin of lifelike
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Examples from the Web for lifelike
Robert dons a lifelike bodysuit and throws on a wig and a dress.The Secret World of Men Who Dress Like Dolls
January 7, 2014
For my money, Dana Brody is the most lifelike teenager character on television since Freaks and Geeks was canceled 13 years ago.‘Homeland’ Star Morgan Saylor: TV’s Most Hated Character Talks Back
October 7, 2013
Because taxidermy uses “derma” (skin) to create a lifelike replica, a preserved creature triggers deep emotions in us.Cool, Dead, and Stuffed
March 11, 2010
The very atmosphere is tremulous with the sounds, lifelike and joyous as they are!Diary And Notes Of Horace Templeton, Esq.
Charles James Lever
The beast perched upon the edge of the bowl was so lifelike.The Lock And Key Library
Miss Jenkins, them glasses was on his nose just as lifelike when they brought him in to us!
His characters were not lifelike, and his acting was not good, and got worse as he went on.Stories of Authors, British and American
Edwin Watts Chubb
But the lifelike, somber eyes of the man were focused directly on him.Viewpoint
Gordon Randall Garrett
- closely resembling or representing life
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Word Origin and History for lifelike
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