Still, amid the uncertainty the residents of Bab al-Salameh do their best to carve a semblance of order into their lives.
Well, President Obama “mixed in” in Syria two years ago without the semblance of a coherent strategy.
Their initiation is to slay an infant in front of its mother in order to remove any semblance of humanity or emotion.
He forced her, along with her older sisters, to forgo any semblance of a normal childhood.
He represents many more political prisoners denied any semblance of justice.
They set off at once, death in their hearts, yet clinging outwardly to any semblance of a hope.
He held his mind and face blank and nodded with a semblance of respect.
Perhaps, after these gloomy days and years, a semblance of sunlight may return.
Finally Thomson restored a semblance of order, and quieted the mob.
It only bursts into life, it only bursts even into the semblance of life, when the sun shines.
c.1300, "fact of appearing to view," from Old French semblance, from semblant "likeness, appearance," present participle of sembler "to seem, appear," from Latin simulare "to resemble, imitate," from similis "like" (see similar (adj.)). Meaning "person's appearance or demeanor" is attested from c.1400; that of "false, assumed or deceiving appearance" is from 1590s. Meaning "person or thing that resembles another" is attested from 1510s.