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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)

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 "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."