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whip +‎ -like


whiplike (comparative more whiplike, superlative most whiplike)

  1. Resembling a whip or some aspect of one; long, thin, and flexible, or flagellatory.
    • 1986, Tennessee Williams, Albert J. Devlin, Conversations with Tennessee Williams, page 31:
      "I wanted the regular announcement of the blocks as they come along to have the whiplike quality of time," says the poetic dramatist, who as an author having his most complex play tried out for only three weeks prior to its Broadway opening is supremely conscious of the flagellative relentlessness of clock and calendar.