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Resembling a bird in appearance or behaviour:‘a meticulous, bird-like woman’‘a bird-like dinosaur’
- ‘He finds a large bird-like creature.’
- ‘He tilted his head to one side in an almost bird-like manner.’
- ‘With bird-like grace her tiny hands spread over the instrument, ringing the strangest mix of classical, traditional, and indie.’
- ‘The enigmatic pilferer was working to retrieve his family's sacred book The Thievius Raccoonus, stolen by the dastardly mechanical Clockwerk, a bird-like villain who did away with Sly's parents when he was young.’
- ‘She retains the curve to suggest, in combination with her bird-like gaze, a charming whimsicality.’
- ‘A small, bird-like woman, in later years troubled by failing eyesight and arthritis, she was renowned for her piety, sponsoring the publication of devotional literature.’
- ‘I always prefer this to apple pie, which has too much fruit and pastry for my bird-like appetite.’
- ‘A bird-like shriek caught her attention.’
- ‘A pretty bird-like woman whose daughter resembled her, she looked precise and almost dapper in a chocolate-coloured pencil skirt and flowing blouse.’
- ‘He is an outwardly jaunty, bird-like figure haunted by the loss of his wife, Jessie.’
- ‘Just then, from the sky, a huge bird-like creature swoops down.’
- ‘Clutched loosely with one bird-like hand, was a massive scythe.’
- ‘Her voice was bird-like, the trill of a mockingbird, ever changing, ever shifting.’
- ‘The shuffling enigma, head occasionally cocked in bird-like inquisitiveness, befriends his fellow patients to mesmerising and medically undefinable effect.’
- ‘Her voice is quavery and bird-like, soft, fragile, and attractive.’
- ‘Several different groups of bird-like dinosaurs had evolved.’
- ‘The heart-wrenching transmutation of a once calm but stern voice into an almost bird-like cry of despair infected the surrounding cages like an air-borne virus.’
- ‘On the second track, there is actually what appears to be a loop of a bird-like electronic chirping.’
- ‘He depicted two mysterious, bird-like figures in brown and black and bits of red.’
- ‘From the start he felt separated from other children by the scars that disfigured his bird-like face.’
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