1670s, from Christ + like (adj.). Old English had cristlic, but the modern word appears to be a more recent formation.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for christ-like

Contemporary Examples of christ-like

Historical Examples of christ-like

  • You died a Christ-like death, and your sacrifice shall not be wasted.

    The Gaunt Gray Wolf

    Dillon Wallace

  • No, sir, this is a very Christ-like proposition in the gentleman.

  • See her quiet and Christ-like spontaneous response, that she would.

    Gathering Jewels

    James Knowles and Matilda Darroch Knowles

  • But how few of us have the Christ-like spirit—a willingness to suffer for others!

    The Wedding Ring

    T. De Witt Talmage

  • This was a truly Christ-like thing to do, and this she could never forget or do without.

    An Anarchist Woman

    Hutchins Hapgood