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lamblike

[lam-lahyk] /ˈlæmˌlaɪk/
adjective
1.
like a lamb; gentle; meek.
Origin of lamblike
1590-1600
1590-1600; lamb + -like
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  • Under its influence, the tender heart became stone, and the lamblike disposition gave way to one of tiger-like fierceness.

  • Henderson was not always of the lamblike demeanour which he displayed in the turret.

  • He looked a lamblike pacifist as he sat fingering his straw hat diffidently.

    The Dude Wrangler Caroline Lockhart
  • They knew that Jack Walthall wasn't at all lamblike in his disposition.

  • The ideal man for whom I am looking will not be too lamblike, even in love.

  • Whether the name was given to her because of her lamblike innocence or otherwise, is not recorded.

    The Churches of Paris S. Sophia Beale
  • Mrs. Hanway-Harley could only gaze and gaze, while Richard's look of slyness gained in lamblike intensity.

    The President Alfred Henry Lewis
  • Robert, the honest, lamblike man, who strikes us now as being a conscientious follower of the school of David!

  • He would walk into the shop with his penny in his mouth, well displayed, and a sweet and lamblike expression in his eyes.

    Novel Notes Jerome K. Jerome
  • He went with a limping step, into which he injected a suggestion of lamblike gambols.

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