Definition of Gemlike

1. Adjective. Resembling a gem; thus often, brilliant and compact ¹



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Definition of Gemlike

1. resembling a gem [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gemlike

geminiviridae
geminivirus
geminiviruses
geminology
geminous
geminy
gemish
gemistocyte
gemistocytes
gemistocytic astrocyte
gemistocytic astrocytoma
gemistocytic cell
gemistocytic reaction
gemistocytoma
gemitores
gemlike (current term)
gemmaceous
gemmae
gemmal
gemman
gemmary
gemmate
gemmated
gemmates
gemmating
gemmations
gemmed
gemmen

Literary usage of Gemlike

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1. Modern Punctuation: Its Utilities and Conventions by George Summey (1919)
"She did not precisely burn with that hard, gemlike flame which Mr. Pater ... To enclose hard, gemlike flame in quote marks would give it extravagant and ..."

2. The Tiruvāçagam, Or, Sacred Utterances of the Tamil Poet, Saint, and Sage by Māṇikkavāckar, George Uglow Pope (1900)
"... gemlike home Of palaces, with terrace high, where lightnings play ... gemlike cloud-capped heights He came, with Her whose words are music; ..."

3. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1913)
"It is ** rich in the minor characters, the gemlike incidents, and the convulsing dialogue that the public now expects of MrF. Rice. ..."

4. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1908)
"colour was brilliant and true with a gemlike quality of its own. He was distinguished by his technical skill in oil and water-colour and with the point. ..."

5. History of English Literature by Hippolyte Taine (1897)
"... thick as herded ewes, And rainbow robes, and gems and gemlike eyes, And gold and golden heads; they to and fro Fluctuated, as flowers in storm, ..."

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