English edit

Adjective edit

Hunlike (comparative more Hunlike, superlative most Hunlike)

  1. rare spelling of Hun-like
    • 1870, Heinrich von Treitschke (unknown translator), “Elsass and Lothringen Past and Present”, in What We Demand from France, London: Macmillan and Co., page 50:
      Only we Germans who dwell in the upper country, which our ancestors were so fond of calling “the Empire” (“das Reich”), can thoroughly realise the terrible extent of the criminal excesses of the Hunlike fury which was directed against us by the French.
    • 1919, Walter M. Haushalter, “The Christ of Peace”, in Christ Lord of Battles, Boston, Mass.: Richard G. Badger, The Gorham Press, page 100:
      Tiglath Pilesser, the Kaiser of the day, had the world conquest lust, and under the leadership of Assyrian gods pictured as bulls, and with Hunlike ferocity he carried whole nations away into slavery.
    • 1974 fall, Brian McGunigle, “Hold the Reunion Without Me”, in The Andover Review: A Journal for Secondary Education, volume I, number 2, Andover, Mass.: Phillips Academy, page 30:
      That I was something of a prodigy—fifteen going into my final year—was not, let us say, unconnected with the Hunlike fury with which I threw myself into the academic game, but the compensation motive only partly explains things.
    • 2002, Scott Wallens, Week 6: Betrayal (Sevens), Puffin Books, →ISBN, page 51:
      She imagines herself walking into Ms. Motti’s room and telling the Hunlike woman that she wants to quit the team. Then, right in front of her eyes, Ms. Motti morphs into a scaly, green, saber-toothed closet monster and takes Jane’s head off with one satisfied crunch.