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[man-lahyk] /ˈmænˌlaɪk/
resembling a human being; anthropoid.
belonging or proper to a man; manly:
manlike fortitude.
Origin of manlike
1250-1300; Middle English; see man1, -like
Related forms
manlikely, adverb
manlikeness, noun Unabridged
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  • A brilliant appearance, stately-tall and manlike, they had; wonderful garments from far-away countries upon them.

  • manlike, having raised the issue, K. would have given much to evade it.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Alice Aytoun did not like the appearance of the reclining figure, in its bold, manlike attitude, and kept close to Annes side.

    Merkland Mrs. Oliphant
  • manlike he planned as if he knew all the elements of the question.

    The Man Who Wins Robert Herrick
  • Yea,” quoth the shipmaster grinning, “and be the bears of thy country so manlike, that they dwell in builded houses?

    The Wood Beyond the World William Morris
  • manlike, he was willing to face his God with the sin, but not her.

    Pirate Gold Frederic Jesup Stimson
  • When he at last ventured a response he plunged, manlike, into the least vital of the two topics.

    The Rest Hollow Mystery Rebecca N. Porter
  • I felt that this manlike image was endowed with forces inimical to man.

    The Coming Race Edward Bulwer Lytton
  • Help me, thou Supreme Power, Maker of men, if my purposes are manlike!

  • He was a little surprised, but, manlike, he was flattered at his wife's show of affection.

    To Leeward F. Marion Crawford
British Dictionary definitions for manlike


resembling or befitting a man
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