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Definition of "resemblance" []

  • The state or quality of resembling, especially similarity in appearance or in external or superficial details. See Synonyms at likeness. (noun)
  • Something that resembles another; a likeness or semblance. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "resemblance" in a sentence
  • "Darwinian theory, the resemblance must have come about gradually, and in its beginnings it cannot have profited the mimic _as a resemblance_."
  • "Now the nature of the material evidence is plainly this, that the resemblance of camels to deer, oxen, etc., in chewing the cud, justifies us in believing that they have a further resemblance in feeding on herbs; in other words, we assume that _resemblance is a ground of inference_."
  • "But a word resemblance is still broken if any one letter in the word differs."