machinelike machinelike

Definition(s):

  • (adj) resembling the unthinking functioning of a machine

Usage(s):

  1. And our rationality is not a smooth machinelike intelligence but a complicated landscape of strengths and weaknesses.
  2. There is an almost machinelike singlemindedness about him.
  3. Life at Manteno rolled along with the quiet, machinelike monotony common to State institutions until one day last August, when a half-dozen patients complained of diarrhea.

Quotes

  1. "The one thing about it, it humanizes these guys," Torre said. "When they perform the way they're supposed to, they look machinelike at times. They're showing you they can press like everybody else."
    on May 29, 2007 By: Joe Torre Source: ESPN

  2. "I hope our people appreciate what they're seeing with this guy. He's the best player in college basketball and to do what he does in a machinelike way every day, every night is really staggering," coach Mike Brey said. "Sometimes even I go,...
    on Nov 26, 2009 By: Mike Brey Source: CBSSports.com

  3. "He didn't make many mistakes," said Matteson, who played in the final pairing with Durant. "He was very machinelike."
    on Oct 22, 2006 By: Troy Matteson Source: SCOREGolf

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