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[stahr-lahyk] /ˈstɑrˌlaɪk/
of the shape of or like a star.
shining like a star.
Also, star-shaped. Mathematics. (of a set with respect to a point) having the property that the line segment connecting a given point and any other point in a region lies completely within the region.
Origin of starlike
1585-95; star + -like Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The guayaba flower is a popular design, a round blossom with a starlike center.

  • She turned to him, her face glowing, starlike, out of the lace and mist.

    Uncle William Jennette Lee
  • My spirit beats her mortal bars, As down dark tides the glory slides, And starlike mingles with the stars.

  • Already he saw in fancy her starlike eyes raised to his in mute gratitude, her white hand laid confidingly on his arm.

  • Miss Bennett looked up at him with her starlike eyes shining with emotion.

    Manslaughter Alice Duer Miller
  • The smoke wreaths rolled around it, but it shone out luminous and starlike.

  • And all this for a cluster of starlike blossoms that looked over the edge of the rock above him and nodded in derision!

    The Court Jester Cornelia Baker
  • starlike he held the very centre of the stage, his two great topaz eyes were fixed roundly and unflinchingly upon my face.

    Stage Confidences Clara Morris
  • She was a most lovely girl, with a wild-rose complexion and starlike eyes, and full of life and buoyant hope.

    Ancestors Gertrude Atherton
  • The flame from the hearth lighted one of his starlike eyes as it stood open, regardful of the strange old man.

    John Ermine of the Yellowstone Frederic Remington

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