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womanlike

[woo m-uh n-lahyk] /ˈwʊm ənˌlaɪk/
adjective
1.
like a woman; womanly.
Origin of womanlike
late Middle English
1400-1450
late Middle English word dating back to 1400-50; See origin at woman, -like
Related forms
unwomanlike, adjective
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  • womanlike, she felt certain that the other girl was not good enough for David.

    Patchwork Anna Balmer Myers
  • Then there is a young girl with shy eyes and quiet, womanlike actions.

  • The charm of the denied, the inaccessible is on her, womanlike.

    Robert Elsmere Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • womanlike, I suppose, I decided to make a sacrifice of myself.

    The Hindered Hand Sutton E. Griggs
  • Peggy, womanlike, forgot that they had approached him in the first place.

    The Rough Road

    William John Locke
  • womanlike, she had been longing for him to do so for some time, but resented it bitterly when he did.

    To Love Margaret Peterson
  • She begged him to be seated; and then, womanlike, she waited for him to explain.

    A Simpleton Charles Reade
  • How tall and womanlike they looked in their dark serge dresses!

    Sisters Three Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  • And she was troubled by no qualms of logic, but gloried, womanlike, in her lack of it.

  • His dejection was apparent, and, womanlike, she tried to cheer him.

    Desert Conquest

    A. M. Chisholm

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