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Synonyms for priestlike

befitting or characteristic of a priest or the priesthood


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Frank's performance in churches and chapels, and his dark clothing, make him vaguely priestlike.
In the arbors were placed the musicians, who represented the shades of the old poets, and were attired in a priestlike habit of crimson and purple, with laurel garlands.
Yet if Science and Steepleflower feels sometimes a little heavy-handed or off-target, it is because Gander takes the poetic vocation seriously, entering the mysteries of sex, death, language and science with a priestlike reverence and ceremony.
At the time, he didn't look very priestlike, friends recall.
Arnold quotes some illustrative passages, such as the lines in Hyperion where the poet speaks of the "moving waters at their priestlike task/ Of cold ablution round Earth's human shores.