Like"ness, n. [AS. gelicnes.]
The state or quality of being like; similitude; resemblance; similarity; as, the likeness of the one to the other is remarkable.
Appearance or form; guise.
An enemy in the likeness of a friend.
That which closely resembles; a portrait.
[How he looked] the likenesses of him which still remain enable us to imagine.
A comparison; parable; proverb.
He said to them, Soothly ye shall say to me this likeness, Leech, heal thyself.
Wyclif (Luke iv. 23).
Syn. -- Similarity; parallel; similitude; representation; portrait; effigy.
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