Definition of Oxlike

1. a. Characteristic of, or like, an ox.



Definition of Oxlike

1. Adjective. Resembling an ox or some aspect of one: strong, foolish, etc. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Oxlike

1. resembling an ox [adj] - See also: ox

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Oxlike

oxine
oxiodic
oxiracetam
oxirane
oxiranes
oxirene
oxirenes
oxirose
oxiroses
oxishly
oxisol
oxisols
oxland
oxlands
oxless
oxlike (current term)
oxlip
oxlips
oxo
oxo-
oxo-acid-lyases
oxo acid
oxoacetate
oxoacetic
oxoacetic acid
oxoacid
oxoacids
oxoalkyl
oxoamide
oxoanion

Literary usage of Oxlike

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1. The Social Welfare Forum: Official Proceedings ... Annual Forum by National Conference on Social Welfare, American Social Science Association, Conference of Charities (U.S., Conference of Charities (U.S.), National Conference of Social Work (U.S. (1891)
"Men not specially diseased, but so overloaded with animalism as to seem scarcely half-witted, who were so oxlike, dull, and stupid that they were unable to ..."

2. The Works of Thomas Carlyle: (complete). by Thomas Carlyle (1897)
"A most portentous face of scoundrelism: a fat, snub, abominable face; dew-lapped, flat-nosed, greasy, full of greediness, sensuality, oxlike obstinacy ..."

3. The Writings of Bret Harte by Bret Harte (1896)
"... a dull, oxlike stolidity. "I shall begin the suit at once," he said. "And I," said Grant, holding out his hand, "will stand by you. ..."

4. Outcome of the Civil War, 1863-1865 by James Kendall Hosmer (1907)
"Some see in this behavior an oxlike stolidity—a temperament without initiative or power to organize, submissive, yielding dumbly to whatever strong white ..."

5. Hawthorne and His Circle by Julian Hawthorne (1903)
"... that made us feel his debtors in an indefinitely greater sum than that which technically discharged our obligations. He was massive, quiescent, oxlike, ..."

6. A Modern Slavery by Henry Woodd Nevinson (1906)
"To be happy in Africa a man should have something oxlike in his nature. Like an ox, or like "him that believeth," he must never make haste ..."

7. The Old World in the New: The Significance of Past and Present Immigration by Edward Alsworth Ross (1914)
"These oxlike men are descendants of those who always stayed behind. Those in whom the soul burns with the dull, smoky flame of the pine-knot stuck to the ..."

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