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churchlike

[ church-lahyk ]
/ ˈtʃɜrtʃˌlaɪk /
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adjective
resembling or appropriate to a church: churchlike silence.
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Origin of churchlike

First recorded in 1585–95; church + -like
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How to use churchlike in a sentence

  • He would have churchlike silence in order to express his feelings, and she kept it.

    Sister Carrie|Theodore Dreiser
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