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churchlike

[church-lahyk] /ˈtʃɜrtʃˌlaɪk/
adjective
1.
resembling or appropriate to a church:
churchlike silence.
Origin of churchlike
1585-1595
1585-95; church + -like
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  • He would have churchlike silence in order to express his feelings, and she kept it.

    Sister Carrie Theodore Dreiser

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