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Synonyms for robotlike

resembling the unthinking functioning of a machine

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Mercury responds by adding both male dancers and slapstick: blind Cupids, who collide with the other players, and stiff "Statuas" from the throne of Jove, who, robotlike, cannot keep the measure.
In Hypocritical Oath, the wheels and pulleys employed by experimenters cutting open a living victim depict the robotlike mentality of totalitarians.
Cinderella scoots off to the ball in a toy car, the prince searches for her on a rocking horse as landscape scrolls past and a rag doll turns into a protective, robotlike fairy.
Fletcher is particularly keen cricket does not follow the same path as tennis, which he believes has become devalued by the lack of characters like Ilie Nastase and turned modern players into robotlike personalities.
After a week or two on the job, I found myself moving robotlike from surface to surface, grateful to have been relieved of the thinking process.
His wooden, robotlike delivery and eerie, remote smile today seem more frightening than funky, as he adopts social conservative positions that might make Reverend Falwell blush.
Alongside bursts of robotlike movements and coupled-up serenity, Le Savon features a crisp sound track by Franck Gervais -- the clinking and clanging of boat masts in the breeze of a seaside port, the dripping of water into an empty tin bucket, the sounds of crows cawing in the wind.
From the glorification of war as a most romantic deed in the eyes of Thomas De Quincy, to the Fascist admiration of the technology of the twentieth century, which in its negation of the individuality of the robotlike soldier destroys the Tennysonian mystique of knighthood, war and chivalry.
The seminarians spend much of their day in silence," Bannon's statement says, "have ample time for personal reflection and prayer (several hours a day), all of which is an aid toward anything but a robotlike, unthinking, fearful acceptance.
Thus, many people erroneously limit the concept of persuasion to explicit rational arguments, as if an audience were to obey commands robotlike.
In the 1970's, language-delayed children were taught to repeat sentences in a robotlike fashion.
Then three-dimensional sequences, of operating machinery or robotlike insects, started to appear.
These data revealed another, robotlike symmetry in the way some animals run.
The short, robotlike hydrants have been gradually replaced by unobtrusive installations buried on sidewalks, marked only by small metal pieces for opening.
Mario Hadjivassiliou's paper "Gluten Sensitivity As a Neurological Illness" explains that the celiac diseased or nonceliac gluten sensitive (NCGS) individual may or may not have one or more of an assortment of neurological symptoms such as dementia, ataxia (an odd, robotlike gait accompanied by balance problems), peripheral neuropathy (i.