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doglike adj : resembling a dog; especially in devotion; "a doglike affection"

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  1. Similar to a dog
  2. Similar to that of a dog; as, a doglike nose, doglike devotion
  3. Befitting a dog; as, doglike treatment


  • Homer, The Odyssey, translated by Edward McCrorie in 2004:
    Nothing is more hateful and doglike than hunger: it tells then forces a man to remember its own needs, however worn the man is, the longing he suffers, the way my heart still mourns.


  1. In a doglike way
  2. As one would act toward a dog; as, to treat someone doglike
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