puppetlike

puppetlike

(ˈpʌpɪtˌlaɪk)
adj
resembling a puppet
adv
in the manner of a puppet
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The composite print Cinderella Game 1-4,2015, which was modeled on preparatory sketches made for the film, is a four-part color photograph that evokes both film stills and graphic renderings: the real-life Cinderella and her various obstacles--the hearth, a castle, a floating x, a puppetlike robot--hover over the graphic lines of a Tron-like void.
Here, we have a key means by which Waugh, in Gorra's words, "emphasizes the characters' 'outward behaviour,' their puppetlike lack of volition" (204).
Suffering from the delusion that they are capable of determining their own actions, human beings merely betray their essential puppetlike nature.
In fact, the docile, puppetlike natives are so picturesque that the pseudo colonizer Miss Young, armed with her camera, desires to photograph them.
What was new and original, however, was the way Nomi combined these seemingly incommensurable elements into a strangely harmonious, surprisingly coherent, decidedly otherworldly being, "an elfin creature in exquisite make-up, bizarre hairstyle and costume" who looked "like an alien from outer space" with a "striking puppetlike face." (16) Otherworldly epithets predominate in contemporary descriptions of Nomi's persona, while words like "human," strikingly, do not.
Again performed by the Rockettes, it used the simple trick of a long line of puppetlike soldiers performing a series of visual tricks, ending with a dominolike collapse at the end.
Hibbard also explores well the puppetlike quality of Jonson's characters in the introduction to his New Mermaid edition of Bartholomew Fair (London: A.
With regard to "Malata," Hawthorn views its main characters as trivial, artificial, and puppetlike, though he does not consider if Conrad had an artistic purpose in making them function this way.
And in this chaotic onrush, I have an impression of being arranged, puppetlike, to speak.
They also both produced remarkable books in the early 1990s that draw heavily on the literary traditions of gnosticism and magical Prague--novels in which the present-day city and its fantastic or legendary alter-ego are as much the main characters as the somewhat puppetlike human protagonists.
Docs criticized the fact that the "Teletubbies," four colorful puppetlike creatures, don't speak correctly but instead babble incoherent baby talk, which could influence a child's speech development.
Costumed all in white, with floppy sleeves hanging over his wrists and pant legs drooping around his ankles, Petronio flings his limbs puppetlike; he unfurls them randomly from his torso as if they were a succession of New Year's Eve party blowers that then curl back into the body as if the flow of air were suddenly stopped.