2. Adjective. Resembling a shrew (ill-tempered woman) or some aspect of one; shrewish. ¹
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Definition of Shrewlike
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Literary usage of Shrewlike
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1. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1902)
"They have a shrewlike head and muzzle, with 10 cutting teeth in the up]>er jaw and only two in the lower. "They . . . live entirely in the ground, ..."
2. Corrie Who? by Maximilian Foster (1908)
"As the last words quit her lips, Mrs. Pinchin drew in her breath with a strong, gasping sigh, again almost of the thickness of a sob; and all her shrewlike ..."