purposelike

All Verb Adjective
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  • I didn't do it purposelike for a lark. Cited from The Hawk of Egypt, by Joan Conquest
  • The best part of it were some natives in war array; with blacked faces, turbans, tapa kilts, and guns, they looked very manly and purposelike. Cited from Vailima Letters, by Robert L. Stevenson
  • I am not specially attracted by the people; but they are courteous; the women very attractive, and dress lovely; the men purposelike, well set up, tall, lean, and dignified. Cited from Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson Vol 2
  • To use a Scotch word, every thing looked more 'purposelike.' The country carts had more iron, and less wood and leather about the horse-gear; the people in the streets, although on pleasure bent, had yet a busy mind. Cited from North and South, Elizabeth C Gaskell
  • It was early morning, and the rays of the rising sun had scarcely yet caught the roofs of the city of Perugia, when along the winding road which led across the plain a man and a boy walked with steady, purposelike steps towards the town which crowned the hill in front. Cited from Knights of the Art, by Amy Steedman
  • Let a moderate supply of warmth reach its watery cradle, and the plastic matter undergoes changes so rapid, and so purposelike in their succession, that one can only compare them to those operated by a skilled modeller upon a formless lump of clay. Cited from A Series of Lessons in Gnani Yoga, by Yogi Ramacharaka
  • Let a moderate supply of warmth reach its watery cradle, and the plastic matter undergoes changes so rapid, yet so steady and purposelike in their succession, that one can only compare them to those operated by a skilled modeller upon a formless lump of clay. Cited from Darwiniana, by Thomas Henry Huxley
  • Let a moderate supply of warmth reach its watery cradle, and the plastic matter undergoes changes so rapid and yet so steady and purposelike in their succession, that one can only compare them to those operated by a skilled modeller upon a formless lump of clay. Cited from Lay Sermons, Addresses and Reviews, by Thomas Henry Huxley