- the state or fact of resembling; similarity.
- a degree, kind, or point of likeness.
- a likeness, appearance, or semblance of something.
Origin of resemblance
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1. Resemblance, similarity imply that there is a likeness between two or more people or things. Resemblance indicates primarily a likeness in appearance, either a striking one or one which merely serves as a reminder to the beholder: The boy has a strong resemblance to his father. Similarity may imply a surface likeness, but usually suggests also a likeness in other characteristics: There is a similarity in their tastes and behavior. 2. analogy, similitude. 3. image.
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Examples from the Web for resemblance
He does not admit it, but Miyazaki likely sees the resemblance between himself and Horikoshi as well.Anime King Hayao Miyazaki’s Cursed Dreams
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He found confidence in his resemblance to Jackson and noticed the respect the King of Pop received from white Americans.Moonwalking With the Many Michael Jacksons
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Yuriana Castillo turned out to be another El Chino girlfriend who bears some resemblance to Kardashian.Is Mexico's Kim Kardashian-Lookalike Assassin for Real?
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And the facts on the ground in Kramatorsk also bear no resemblance to what is being claimed in Kiev by government officials.Kiev Is Blowing Its Chance to Take Back East Ukraine
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His goal is to have as little a hand as possible in conveying their resemblance.Doppelgangers Really Do Exist: These People Are Strangers
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There was, indeed, a resemblance in their size and persons, which favoured the delusion.Tales And Novels, Volume 3 (of 10)
Mr. Rockefeller did not discover the hog, but it is considered his by right of resemblance.
Our polite recognition of another's resemblance to ourselves.
He was studying the resemblance between Arabic and English words.It Happened in Egypt
C. N. Williamson
There were many points of resemblance between Altamont and Hatteras, but no affinities.The Field of Ice
- the state or quality of resembling; likeness or similarity in nature, appearance, etc
- the degree or extent to which or the respect in which a likeness exists
- something resembling something else; semblance; likeness
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Word Origin and History for resemblance
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