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clocklike

[klok-lahyk] /ˈklɒkˌlaɪk/
adjective
1.
highly systematic, precise, and dependable:
The mail carrier arrives at noon with clocklike regularity.
Origin of clocklike
1735-1745
1735-45; clock1 + -like
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  • Jamie ceased the clocklike motion of his body to and fro over the difficult lesson.

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

  • He took the instrument in his big hand and watched the clocklike face intently.

    Stand by for Mars! Carey Rockwell

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