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also manlike, mid-15c., from man (n.) + like (adj.).

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  • man-like, they did not talk of that which they were thinking.

    Cheerful--By Request Edna Ferber
  • man-like, hot with the ardor of the chase, he was deaf and blind to all else.

    The Black Bag Louis Joseph Vance
  • Her husband, man-like, had deserted her in her hour of utmost need and was fumbling with the door-knob.

    The Cost of Kindness Jerome K. Jerome
  • The elephant, rhinoceros, tapir, and the man-like orang-outang are all indigenous.

    Due West Maturin Murray Ballou
  • How far back he may have existed as a man-like biped is another question, which we are not likely soon to solve.

    Man And His Ancestor Charles Morris
  • The transfer was made and then, man-like, the hunters all clamored for an explanation.

    Polly's Southern Cruise Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  • Meanwhile Robert, man-like, in spite of all the griefs and sorenesses of the position, had immeasurably the best of it.

    Robert Elsmere Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • His exercises were such as his employments were like to be, gentle and man-like.

    Cornish Worthies, Volume 2 (of 2) Walter H. Tregellas
  • Tharon, her face as white as his own, waited in a man-like quiet.

    Tharon of Lost Valley Vingie E. Roe
  • There are some things which even He can not do except in a prentice-like, man-like way.

    Evolution Joseph Le Conte

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