cat·​like | \ ˈkat-ˌlīk How to pronounce catlike (audio) \

Definition of catlike

: resembling a cat especially : stealthy with catlike tread, upon our prey we steal — W. S. Gilbert

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Less noticed is that Donald Trump has a catlike sense for the deep cultural unease this post-Obama coalition creates among many millions of voters. Daniel Henninger, WSJ, "The Trump-Biden Smackdown," 12 June 2019 Though the couch carnage has yet to be remedied, Rose says the cameras give her a sense of security, and Rocco’s other antics, such as catlike perching on the back of the sofa, provide a chuckle for her and her friends. Laura Daily, Washington Post, "As homeowners find new uses for security cameras, checking law should be first step," 27 Aug. 2019 Trish, officially powered by catlike abilities, has become a coldblooded killer with the kind of self righteousness that would make Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) proud. Ariana Romero,, "Don't Have Time To Watch Jessica Jones Season 3? This Is How It Ends," 15 June 2019 Klobuchar is the unflappable good cop, smiling with catlike calm when a suspect spits her questions back in her face. Megan Angelo, Glamour, "The Kavanaugh Hearings, Day 3: In a Surprise Bring It On Reenactment, Democratic Senators Channel the Toros," 7 Sep. 2018 Most were well-received except a pair of books on fictional catlike characters called Fuzzheads, which dealt with more serious societal issues. Pam Kragen,, "'Stellaluna' author and artist celebrates 25th anniversary with exhibit," 1 July 2018 Fans blessed with good internet connection and catlike reflexes had the choice of arriving early to watch the Washington Mystics take on the Minnesota Lynx, and then stay for the viewing party. Katherine Fominykh,, "Free tickets for Stanley Cup Game 5 viewing party inside Capital One Arena gone in 10 minutes," 6 June 2018 From the newspaper article: With her exotic looks, catlike eyes and don’t-mess-with-me attitude, Sharon L. Anderson never stood long in line outside South Florida’s trendy nightclubs or bought her own drinks. Lisa Arthur,, "The Executions," 3 Apr. 2018 Florence was handsome, with catlike eyes, a generous rosebud mouth, a languid, seductive manner and a pouting expression. Caroline Moorehead, WSJ, "‘A Dangerous Woman’ Review: Opportunism Knocks," 2 Mar. 2018

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1554, in the meaning defined above

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