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[man-lahyk] /ˈmænˌlaɪk/
resembling a human being; anthropoid.
belonging or proper to a man; manly:
manlike fortitude.
Origin of manlike
Middle English word dating back to 1250-1300; See origin at man1, -like
Related forms
manlikely, adverb
manlikeness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • manlike, having raised the issue, K. would have given much to evade it.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • manlike he planned as if he knew all the elements of the question.

    The Man Who Wins Robert Herrick
  • manlike, he was willing to face his God with the sin, but not her.

    Pirate Gold

    Frederic Jesup Stimson
  • I felt that this manlike image was endowed with forces inimical to man.

    The Coming Race Edward Bulwer Lytton
  • He expressed his growing apprehension, manlike, by getting angry.

  • The clerk, manlike, was affected by the evidence of beauty in distress.

    Jennie Gerhardt Theodore Dreiser
  • He was a little surprised, but, manlike, he was flattered at his wife's show of affection.

    To Leeward

    F. Marion Crawford
  • From the fame and memory of him that begot me, shamefacedness, and manlike behaviour.

    No Cross, No Crown William Penn
  • And this they take for manlike gallantry, and a scorning to be base.

  • From long association with men she had learnt a manlike reticence.

    The Grey Lady Henry Seton Merriman
British Dictionary definitions for manlike


resembling or befitting a man
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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