Foxlike

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Foxlike Resembling a fox in his characteristic qualities; cunning; artful; foxy.
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Usage

In literature:

Eliakim Henderson, for that was his name, was a small man, with a bald head, scattering yellow whiskers, and foxlike eyes.
"Paul the Peddler" by Horatio Alger, Jr.
In proportion, so his foxlike brain reasoned, as his alien subjects were weak, so were the Turks strong.
"Crescent and Iron Cross" by E. F. Benson
Il Medeghino made his request to the Duke of Milan; but the foxlike Sforza would not grant him a plain answer.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece" by John Addington Symonds
Il Medeghino made his request to the Duke of Milan; but the foxlike Sforza would not grant him a plain answer.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
His smile was foxlike.
"Frigid Fracas" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
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In poetry:

The glaucous glow of fireflies
Flickered the dusk; and foxlike eyes
Peered from the shadows; and the hush
Murmured a word of wind and rush
Of fluttering waters, fragrant sighs,
And dreams unseen of mortal eyes.
"In The Wood" by Madison Julius Cawein