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of (someone's) ilk

Of the same type, class, or kind as someone. You can bet that, down on the docks, there are a great many men of his ilk loitering about at night.
See also: ilk, of

of that ilk

1. Scottish archaic Of the same territory, estate, or location of that name. (Implies the person is a proprietor or from a land-owning family or lineage.) John Johnstone of that ilk, the last remaining man of that line, died of consumption at an early age.
2. Of that same or a certain type, class, or kind. It really surprises me that they would let men of that ilk into a respectable place like this.
See also: ilk, of, that
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of that ilk

Of the same kind or class. The word ilk is now rarely used (except in Scotland) other than in this cliché, which is actually a twisting of the original meaning. It comes from the Old English ilca, meaning “the same,” and is correctly used only in referring to a person whose last name is the same as that of his estate; for example, Cawdor of that ilk means “Cawdor of Cawdor.”
See also: ilk, of, that
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer
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Ilk TUR-T ile radikal sistektomi arasmda gecen ortalama Asure Grup 1 icin 5.3, Grup 2 icin 8.0 ay (p=0.103), ortalama TUR-T sayisi Grup 1 icin 1.5, Grup 2 icin 1.72 (p=0.440), son TUR-T ile radikal sistektomi arasmda gecen ortalama sure Grup 1 icin 1.67, Grup 2 icin 2.08 ay (p=0.129) idi.
Rifat Osman, dunyada ilk kez yaralilarda rontgen ile kursun tespit eden iki Turk tip ogrencisinden biri olup digeri Es'ad Feyzi'dir.
Screening of DNA obtained from murine tail for the inheritance of the floxed ILK gene was performed by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) using the following primers: ILK Jax sense (primer sequence GGTAAG 3'; Sigma-Aldrich, Diegem, Belgium) and ILK Jax anti-sense (primer sequence 5' GCTTTGTCCACAGG CATCTC 3'; Sigma-Aldrich, Diegem, Belgium).
Zakar'in onemli bir ozelligi Istanbul'a ilk rontgen cihazini getiren kisi olmasi.
Integrin-linked kinase (ILK) is a serine/threonine protein kinase, which was initially discovered through its interactions with the [beta]1 and [beta]3 integrin subunits [9].
Uc kisimdan olusan kitabin ilk bolumu "Gecmis ve Bugun" basligini tasimaktadir.
In the article titled "Glucose Oxidase Induces Cellular Senescence in Immortal Renal Cells through ILK by Downregulating Klotho Gene Expression" [1] The authors wish to acknowledge the following funding information which was omitted from the above article.
Dunya Saglik Orgutu (DSO) ilk alti ayda bebeklere sadece anne sutu vermeyi ve su dahil baska herhangi bir yiyecek icecegin verilmemesini, altinci aydan sonra ise ek gidalara baslanarak emzirmenin iki yasina ve sonrasina kadar surdurulmesini onermektedir.
McQueen will bring his playing days to an end and Doran says it will be a "miracle" if the club can find players of the same ilk. He said: "As a person, you can trust him with your life and there's not many people about like that.