like a machine, as in regular movement or uniform pattern of operation: to conduct business with machinelike efficiency.
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How to use machinelike in a sentence
The only fault to find with these garments is their machinelike cut.The Complete Bachelor | Walter Germain
Even that, however, in a person whose machinelike attitude towards her provoked her resentment, was noticeable.The Tempting of Tavernake | E. Phillips Oppenheim
The place was set on fire with help of machinelike bicycle pumps with which many of the soldiers were furnished.Current History, A Monthly Magazine | New York Times
Its huge multiple eyes stared with machinelike preoccupation at the world.The Red Dust | Murray Leinster
It was super-machinelike, and it helped to crush out the glimmering bit of soul that was all that was left him from former life.Martin Eden | Jack London