resembling a human being; anthropoid.
belonging or proper to a man; manly: manlike fortitude.
- manlikely, adverb
- manlikeness, noun
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How to use manlike in a sentence
The idea conveyed by the word in classic mythology is that of beings more or less manlike, but monstrous in size and strength.
They had got right away from modern civilization into the wilds, and, manlike, he felt perfectly happy.Bella Donna | Robert Hichens
The men are manlike, but the women are not beautiful, though the female Bull be well enough adapted to the male.Our Old Home, Vol. 2 | Nathaniel Hawthorne
And this they take for manlike gallantry, and a scorning to be base.A Christian Directory (Volume 1 of 4) | Richard Baxter
She shrunk from the encounter of a boisterous and manlike spirit.Ormond, Volume II (of 3) | Charles Brockden Brown
British Dictionary definitions for manlike
resembling or befitting a man
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