from The Century Dictionary.

  • Befitting an artist. Executed in the manner of an artist; conformable to the rules of art.


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  • "I started cutting random shapes and we realized, 'Oh, that's a fish,'" Ysanne said of the brightly-colored mosaic, which also features a few buildings and a few artist-like figures.

    At Grand Central, Art Work Worth Noting 2010

  • No leaking upon dancing or laughing, much stronger orgasms, orgasms - period, female ejaculation, exotic artist-like abilities during sex and a pelvic floor that can hold up your insides through thick and thin.

    Suzie Heumann: Thank You Darwin: Phallus Evolution 2009

  • "An artist-like mind" is best formed by studying the works of great artists.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 53, No. 328, February, 1843 Various

  • Lord Alfred Douglas' boldness gave Oscar outrecuidance, an insolent arrogance: artist-like he tried to outdo his model in aristocratic disdain.

    Oscar Wilde Harris, Frank 1916

  • I will not say that he was never happy till he had told his tale, and I will not say that artist-like he loved applause: but he did not wish to be hidden, and he earnestly desired to be approved.

    Father Payne Benson, Arthur C. 1915

  • Lord Alfred Douglas 'boldness gave Oscar "outre-cuidance", an insolent arrogance: artist-like he tried to outdo his model in aristocratic disdain.

    Oscar Wilde His Life and Confessions Harris, Frank 1910

  • His grandfather, just dead, had left him a legacy, and he had come to Paris, artist-like, to spend it.

    The Autobiography of a Journalist Stillman, William James, 1828-1901 1901

  • He was no mean hand; his slices of ham were very artist-like, and frying away in the most unexceptionable manner.

    The Wide, Wide World 1892

  • According to Mr Arnold's own conception of poetry-making, as depending upon the subject and upon the just and artist-like exposition of that subject, no age should be too late.

    Matthew Arnold George Saintsbury 1889

  • This Concerto [the E minor] has been made known to the amateurs of music in England by the artist-like performance of

    Frederic Chopin as a Man and Musician Niecks, Frederick 1888


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