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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FELINE

It is running like the feline it is, and I am being as careful as I can.

She scorned that, with a youthful scorn, the feline domination of Esther.

With feline undulations of hip and shoulder, the secretary left the room at once.

Amid all his tasks he moved with a sort of feline restlessness.

Perhaps there was in her something of the feline; the instinct of the cat to gambol with its prey.

He could protrude a feline set of claws from his velvet glove.

Brahms, so it is said, was an avowed enemy of the feline tribe.

In every involuntary movement and gesture there was something that suggested the feline.

Part of the monster that lay by instinct in all feline creatures.

Then the claws that were its hands raked the surgeon's throat in a feline rage.

WORD ORIGIN

1680s, from Late Latin felinus "of or belonging to a cat," from Latin feles (genitive felis) "cat, wild cat, marten," of uncertain origin. As a noun, from 1861.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR FELINE

catlike

adjectivelike a cat
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