Recent Examples of owlish from the Web
With an owlish visage and gravitas to spare, Domenici was part of an older generation of Republicans who sought compromise in crafting legislation.
Longtime le Carré readers will recognize Peter as the cool, circumspect British secret agent who was the sidekick and sounding board for George Smiley, the stout, owlish and implacably brilliant spymaster.
But at 65, his handsomeness is no less striking, with his mop of silver hair, owlish glasses and cool wardrobe of neutral tones.
Mr. Guinness played le Carré’s frequent hero George Smiley: an owlish, soft-spoken, pathologically British intelligence chief whose nose for treachery is keen — developed in part, perhaps, by the experience of his wife’s serial infidelity.
Mills knelt at the foot of his bed in the Standard Hotel, on the Lower East Side, scrolling through photos on an iPad, exclaiming at a woman huffing glue and an owlish boy who died young.
There are times when Sarandon raises an eyebrow and cocks her head and suddenly there’s Bette, owlish and assessing.
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First Known Use of owlish
OWLISH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of owlish for English Language Learners
: resembling or suggesting an owl
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