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The proprietor, a drawn, unhappy looking creature, and a hawkish looking German assistant welcomed me cordially.

His hawkish features, upturned moustache, and colourless skin gave him a truly Machiavellian aspect.

His eyes were large and gray; his nose of a hawkish shape; his lips very thin.

The Luftwaffe Marshal gasped, but swallowed the cry of fright as Dave's gun came within ten inches of his thin, hawkish nose.

His long face had a hawkish cast, and it was gray, not with age, but with the sage-gray of the desert.

WORD ORIGIN

"hawk-like," by 1703, from hawk (n.) + -ish. Sense of "militaristic" is from 1965, from hawk in the transferred sense.

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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.