clocklike

[ klok-lahyk ]
/ ˈklɒkˌlaɪk /

adjective

highly systematic, precise, and dependable: The mail carrier arrives at noon with clocklike regularity.

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Origin of clocklike

First recorded in 1735–45; clock1 + -like
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Example sentences from the Web for clocklike

  • Under his directions, from the moment war was declared, everything worked with clocklike precision.

  • The guns of the American squadron roared with clocklike regularity, while the firing from the Spanish ships steadily decreased.

    American Men of Action|Burton E. Stevenson
  • He took the instrument in his big hand and watched the clocklike face intently.

    Stand by for Mars!|Carey Rockwell
  • Jamie ceased the clocklike motion of his body to and fro over the difficult lesson.

    Foes|Mary Johnston