Synonyms for stonelike
Antonyms for stonelike
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR STONELIKE
It was wholly impossible for them to crush the stonelike casing with their bills.
Not the movement of a finger broke the stonelike immobility of his attitude.
Mary bent her head on her hands in strange, stonelike rigidity.
I groped along until my outstretched fingers came across the corner of a building, rough, stonelike—the concrete garage and study.
How is it that a bone in its stonelike hardness is essentially the same as the exquisitely sensitive eye?
How is it that a bone in its stonelike hardness is essentially the same as the infinitely tender tissues of the eye?
She winced almost as if he had struck her; and then the parted lips closed, her whole face assumed a stonelike dignity.
Claire René would watch the flamelight spread over the stonelike face.
Old English stan, used of common rocks, precious gems, concretions in the body, memorial stones, from Proto-Germanic *stainaz (cf. Old Norse steinn, Danish steen, Old High German and German stein, Gothic stains), from PIE *stai- "stone," also "to thicken, stiffen" (cf. Sanskrit styayate "curdles, becomes hard;" Avestan stay- "heap;" Greek stear "fat, tallow," stia, stion "pebble;" Old Church Slavonic stena "wall").
Slang sense of "testicle" is from mid-12c. The British measure of weight (usually equal to 14 pounds) is from late 14c., originally a specific stone. Stone's throw for "a short distance" is attested from 1580s. Stone Age is from 1864. To kill two birds with one stone is first attested 1650s.