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life +‎ -like


lifelike (comparative more lifelike, superlative most lifelike)

  1. Like a living being, resembling life, giving an accurate representation
    • 25 July 2018, A.A Dowd, AV Club Fallout may be the most breathlessly intense Mission: Impossible adventure yet[1]
      But part of the movie’s nonstop fun is the way McQuarrie taps back into the genre’s (and this series’) games of subterfuge, misdirection, and indeterminate loyalties, beginning with the fiendishly clever rug-pull of its worst-case-scenario prologue and epitomized by the goofily irresistible sight of characters dramatically ripping off lifelike rubber masks.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 1, in The Celebrity:
      The stories did not seem to me to touch life. […] They left me with the impression of a well-delivered stereopticon lecture, with characters about as life-like as the shadows on the screen, and whisking on and off, at the mercy of the operator.
    a lifelike portrait
    The robot was so lifelike, Jack could hardly tell it apart from his sister.