Definition of "likeness" []

  • The state, quality, or fact of being like; resemblance. (noun)
  • An imitative appearance; a semblance. (noun)
  • A pictorial, graphic, or sculptured representation of something; an image. (noun)
  • The condition of being alike; similarity (noun)

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  • A painted, carved, moulded, or graphic image of a person or thing (noun)
  • An imitative appearance; semblance (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "likeness" in a sentence
  • "It sets up a connection between two centres -- man and God -- which can only be connected because of a fundamental likeness subsisting between them; but the _likeness_ is not"
  • "As though he had said, "All these other creatures are your property, designed for your use -- they have the likeness of earth, they perish with the using, and their spirits go downward; but this other being, MAN, has my own _likeness_; IN THE IMAGE OF GOD made I man; an intelligent, moral, immortal agent, invited to all that I can give and he can be.""
  • "We shall find that they originate by the perfecting of this same idea of likeness; that they have their rise in that conception of _complete likeness_ which, as we have seen, necessarily results from the continued process of classification."