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doglike

[dawg-lahyk, dog-] /ˈdɔgˌlaɪk, ˈdɒg-/
adjective
1.
similar to a dog; having the appearance, traits, etc., of a dog.
2.
uncritical; unshakeable, as the attachment of a dog for its owner:
doglike devotion.
Origin of doglike
1595-1605
1595-1605; dog + -like
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  • Sandy's throat emitted a deep, doglike growl as he clambered to his feet.

    The Secret of the Storm Country Grace Miller White
  • Full into the firelight, with a stealthy, sidelong movement, glided a doglike animal.

    White Fang Jack London
  • A stranger had ventured upon ground belonging to his dear ones, and Pete was demanding, in his doglike way, the reason thereof.

    The Secret of the Storm Country Grace Miller White
  • He panted with expectation, and looked down at Philip with doglike delight.

    The Manxman Hall Caine
  • The scout called Fido had won his name because of his doglike persistence in following trails.

    Pee-wee Harris on the Trail Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • He continued to crouch and looked up at his master with doglike eyes.

  • And while we toiled a dozen seals came and stared at us with their doglike faces, and lazy, solemn eyes.

    Through the Heart of Patagonia H. Hesketh Prichard
  • He, doglike in his fidelity, came striding down the road after me.

    The Yeoman Adventurer George W. Gough
  • Why was there no trace of doglike devotion about Mrs. Korner?

    Mrs. Korner Sins Her Mercies Jerome K. Jerome
  • There was a quality in this faithful, doglike devotion that made her feel ashamed.

    Why Joan? Eleanor Mercein Kelly

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