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also manlike, mid-15c., from man (n.) + like (adj.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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  • man-like, hot with the ardor of the chase, he was deaf and blind to all else.

    The Black Bag Louis Joseph Vance
  • The elephant, rhinoceros, tapir, and the man-like orang-outang are all indigenous.

    Due West

    Maturin Murray Ballou
  • Tharon, her face as white as his own, waited in a man-like quiet.

    Tharon of Lost Valley Vingie E. Roe
  • The transfer was made and then, man-like, the hunters all clamored for an explanation.

    Polly's Southern Cruise Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  • His exercises were such as his employments were like to be, gentle and man-like.

    Cornish Worthies, Volume 2 (of 2) Walter H. Tregellas
  • There are some things which even He can not do except in a prentice-like, man-like way.

    Evolution Joseph Le Conte
  • But, man-like, he was afraid of appearing ridiculous if he made any kind of a fuss.

    The Hills of Desire Richard Aumerle Maher
  • This creature, though you may hardly believe it, was your first "man-like" ancestor.

    The Story of Mankind Hendrik van Loon
  • Of course, man-like, I poured my woes into the ear of Podgers, hoping for sympathy.

    What's your hurry? George Niblo
  • man-like, now that he was himself again, he must know the time.

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