Re*sem"blance (-blans), n. [Cf. F. ressemblance. See Resemble.]

1.

The quality or state of resembling; likeness; similitude; similarity.

One main end of poetry and painting is to please; they bear a great resemblance to each other. Dryden.

2.

That which resembles, or is similar; a representation; a likeness.

These sensible things, which religion hath allowed, are resemblances formed according to things spiritual. Hooker.

3.

A comparison; a simile.

[Obs.]

Chaucer.

4.

Probability; verisimilitude.

[Obs.]

Shak.

Syn. -- Likeness; similarity; similitude; semblance; representation; image.

 

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