What does the word lifelike mean?

Usage examples for lifelike

  1. No one is so well able as Plutarch to dispel the doubt which all schoolboys feel as to whether the names about which they read ever belonged to men who were really alive; his characters are so intensely human and lifelike in their faults and failings as well as in their virtues, that we begin to think of them as of people whom we have ourselves personally known. – Plutarch's Lives, Volume I (of 4) by Plutarch
  2. Around it was a band of little dancing figures in jet black, so lifelike that it almost seemed as if such figures might come out of the copse and dance away down the hill. – In the Days of the Guild by Louise Lamprey
  3. On the table his lifelike portrait begged for notice. – The Higher Court by Mary Stewart Daggett