beastlike

beastlike

(ˈbiːstˌlaɪk)
adj
resembling a beast
References in classic literature ?
His fingers clenched and unclenched spasmodically as he approached the trembling Russ, beastlike and ominous as a brute of prey.
Galazi stood there awhile, and the moonlight fell upon him, and Umslopogaas saw that his face grew wild and beastlike, that his eyes shone, and his teeth grinned beneath his curling lips.
There he played Wolverine, the rugged beastlike man able to grow metallic claws, whose grizzled exterior hid a noble heart.
When he arrived he carried out his orders, and of his own accord even went beyond them and indulged to the top of his bent his beastlike and rabid temperament.
Some abandon their shackles--imprisoned animals break their chains, children and adults once confined to gradgrindian institutions now frolic in the open air--while others prefer the false security of their beastlike state.
The eidolon, a Greek-based dark winged figure, was retained in the East long after it was displaced by an anthropomorphic demon with beastlike attributes in the West.
This mixedness is reified by the word "bestial," which implies the man is beastlike, or half-human, half-animal.
Through a dialogue with a foundational biblical tale--Joseph and his coat of many colors, a coat later stained by his brothers with the blood of wild beasts--this poem insists we face the beastlike nature of our current acts and our policies.
Panfilo, therefore, proposes to overcome the physical, almost beastlike violence affecting human relationships, as Giosefo's beatings exemplify, as well as physical, verbal, and intellectual violence, carried out by donno Gianni's deceptive and physical and intellectual abuse of his companion and his wife.
animalizing trope,' the discursive figure by which the colonizing imaginary rendered the colonized as beastlike and animalic.
Without that guidance, human society devolves into brutal and beastlike forms of existence, no better than cattle, beavers, and bees.
In the colonies, slavery, with its markets, its brandings and its constant labour, was one way of dealing with men thought to be beastlike.