Re*sem"blance (-blans), n. [Cf. F. ressemblance. See Resemble.]
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.
That which resembles, or is similar; a representation; a likeness.
These sensible things, which religion hath allowed, are resemblances formed according to things spiritual.
A comparison; a simile.
Syn. -- Likeness; similarity; similitude; semblance; representation; image.
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