likeness

Definitions

  • "'How would you like to earn twenty pounds reward?'"
    "'How would you like to earn twenty pounds reward?'"
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n likeness picture consisting of a graphic image of a person or thing
    • n likeness similarity in appearance or character or nature between persons or things "man created God in his own likeness"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Making a Number of Like Pieces from a Given Piece Making a Number of Like Pieces from a Given Piece
Dance, Like They Had Seen the People Dance at The Show 164 Dance, Like They Had Seen the People Dance at The Show 164
Wouldn't yer like ter 'ave one o' them things Wouldn't yer like ter 'ave one o' them things
SIT LIKE IMAGES ROUND THE PARAPET SIT LIKE IMAGES ROUND THE PARAPET
He Did Cry Like a Cow--frontispiece He Did Cry Like a Cow--frontispiece
The Puppet Was Wriggling Like an Eel The Puppet Was Wriggling Like an Eel
One can generally pass around obstructions like this on the trail One can generally pass around obstructions like this on the trail
Dutchess likes her pie with ham and veal Dutchess likes her pie with ham and veal

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The muzzle of a lion is like a fingerprint no two lions have the same pattern of whiskers.
    • Likeness A comparison; parable; proverb. "He said to them, Soothly ye shall say to me this likeness , Leech, heal thyself."
    • Likeness Appearance or form; guise. "An enemy in the likeness of a friend."
    • Likeness That which closely resembles; a portrait. "How he looked] the likenesses of him which still remain enable us to imagine."
    • Likeness The state or quality of being like; similitude; resemblance; similarity; as, the likeness of the one to the other is remarkable.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Oscar award got its name from an actress who mentioned it looks like her uncle Oscar.
    • n likeness The state of being like or alike; the relation of two or more objects which agree in respect to some quality; similitude; similarity; resemblance.
    • n likeness That which resembles something else; an express representation or copy; an effigy; especially, a portrait of a person, or a representation of an animal or other object.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: You're more likely to be a target for mosquitoes if you consume bananas.
    • n Likeness resemblance: one who resembles another: that which resembles: a portrait or picture: effigy
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Quotations

  • Henri L. Bergson
    Henri L. Bergson
    “Think like a man of action, and act like a man of thought.”
  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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    “Our actions are like the terminations of verses, which we rhyme as we please.”
  • John Lowenstein
    John Lowenstein
    “If you act like you know what you're doing, you can do anything you want -- except neurosurgery.”
  • Lord Chesterfield
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    “Advice is seldom welcome; and those who want it the most always like it the least.”
  • Will Rogers
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    “I never met a man I didn't like.”
  • Fred Astaire
    Fred Astaire
    “Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you've got to start young.”

Idioms

Drink like a fish - If someone drinks like a fish, they drink far too much alcohol.
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Drop like flies - This means that something is disappearing very quickly. For example, if you said people were dropping like flies, it would mean that they were dying off, quitting or giving up something rapidly.
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Dropped like a hot cake - If something is dropped like a hot cake, it is rejected or disposed of very quickly.
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Eat like a bird - If someone eats like a bird, they eat very little.
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Eat like a horse - Someone who eats like a horse, eats a lot.
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Eat like a pig - If some eats like a pig, they either eat too much or they have bad table manners.
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Every ass likes to hear himself bray - This means that people like the sound of their own voice.
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Face like thunder - If someone has a face like thunder, they are clearly very angry or upset about something.
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Feel like a million - If you feel like a million, you are feeling very well (healthy) and happy.
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Fit like a glove - If something fits like a glove, it is suitable or the right size.
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Flat out like a lizard drinking - (AU) An Australian idiom meaning extremely busy, which is a word play which humorously mixes two meanings of the term flat out.
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Get on like a house on fire - If people get on like a house on fire, they have a very close and good relationship.
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Go down like a cup of cold sick - (UK) An idea or excuse that will not be well accepted will go down like a cup of cold sick.
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Go down like a lead balloon - (UK) If something goes down like a lead balloon, it fails or is extremely badly received.
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Go over like a lead balloon - (USA) If something goes over like a lead balloon, it will not work well, or go over well.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. gelīcnes,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. líc, seen in ge-líc; Ice. líkr, Dut. ge-lijk, Ger. gleich (=ge-leich).

Usage

In literature:

I want to see a seven-foot Mick cop with a back like a piano-box and a paw like a ham and a foot like a submarine with stove-polish on it.
"Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man" by Marie Conway Oemler
I did not like the look of Mr. Hamilton any better than I had liked it yesterday.
"Uncle Max" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
Oh, you dear Puritan, you will not like me to say you are like scent.
"The Judge" by Rebecca West
He would like to ask him, but then how would one go about it to talk of a thing like that?
"The Witness" by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
I'll go in for that if you like, because I don't much like wine.
"The Lee Shore" by Rose Macaulay
It kicks like a mule an' smells like a gate post.
"A Man for the Ages" by Irving Bacheller
There tha' stands sayin' tha' doesn't like this one an' tha' doesn't like that one.
"The Secret Garden" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
For the moment the child's eyes looked like her dead mother's, her voice sounded like her's.
"By the Light of the Soul" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
It was like a law of existence, like a creed, like a defence which, once broken, would let despair upon our heads.
"Romance" by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
Here he felt like a man among men; at home he felt like nothing at all among women.
"The Debtor" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Her eyes were like stars and her lips were like soft hills rising out of dim, star-lit plains.
"The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story" by Various
It is called the cricket-like grasshopper, and it is partly like a cricket, as you see, and partly like a grasshopper.
"The Insect Folk" by Margaret Warner Morley
E. E. looked like a peacock, walked like a peacock, and seemed to feel like one.
"Phemie Frost's Experiences" by Ann S. Stephens
If you'd like to have me look like her, I can.
"Aurora the Magnificent" by Gertrude Hall
Because, though she likes patrimony, she still better likes matrimony.
"The Handbook of Conundrums" by Edith B. Ordway
It appeared to her now like a dream, like a mistake.
"Villa Eden:" by Berthold Auerbach
This, again, is not natural, for a man should eat like a man if he works like one.
"From Sea to Sea" by Rudyard Kipling
Her sisters never liked, never would like him.
"Carnival" by Compton Mackenzie
News spreads like fire in dry broomsedge in a little place like this.
"The Hills of Refuge" by Will N. Harben
She likes them better than she likes him.
"The Celebrity at Home" by Violet Hunt
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In poetry:

The horse, like us, must go to school
To learn by precept and by rule.
Like us, he does not love the work,
Like us, he's not allowed to shirk.
"Schooling" by Mary Tourtel
Like Sarah let her please her spouse,
And like Rebecca rule her house,
Like Rachel let the maid be fair,
And wise, like her, who Lemu'el bare.
"Advice To A Young Man, Before He Goes A Courting" by Rees Prichard
Their songs in colours like the summer boughs—
Whose freshness ever strives
And blooms, like asphodels, upon the brows
Of two immortal lives.
"John Keats" by Alexander Anderson
Like the sea that brooks no voyaging
With the winds unleashed and free,
Like the sea that he cowed at Genseret
Wi' twey words spoke' suddently.
"Ballad Of The Goodly Fere" by Ezra Pound
Phantasies of sweetest power
Flower
Round about on ev'ry bough,
Bending now
Like the magic wood of old,
'Neath the fruit that gleams like gold.
"The German Parnassus" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"It's queer," she said; "I see the light
As plain as I beheld it then,
All silver-like and calm and bright-
We've not had stars like that again!
"The Maid-Servant At The Inn" by Dorothy Parker

In news:

Ask Mark Dorman what he likes about his business, and it's likely he'll respond that it's the American made products.
In other words, to look less like grown women and more like children.
Chef Greg Lizza has ushered in a new Nepenthe era where classics like the ambrosia burger live alongside new treats like the roasted beet salad.
Even if you don't like James Bond, it's got a mouth trumpet, and everybody likes mouth trumpets.
Updated Wednesday, Oct 10, 2012, at 6:34 p.m. SEWARD, Alaska — Snuggling with a baby walrus feels like being pinned under a warm, very chubby person who is wearing a damp velour jumpsuit that smells faintly, almost pleasantly, like low tide.
Snuggling with a baby walrus feels like being pinned under a warm, very chubby person who is wearing a damp velour jumpsuit that smells faintly, almost pleasantly, like low tide.
If you're like most Americans you have at least one credit card…and you're likely using it too much.
In what sounds like the set-up to some priest/rabbi-like joke, Chace Crawford, Rachel Weisz, Matthew McConaughey, the misses and Morgan Freeman walked into a bar.
Chickadees like to choose bird houses filled with wood shavings so they can have a litttle do-itself project and make it just like they want inside.
Not just because I get to dress up like the Gold n' Plump Chicken and dance around like a fool all night – but because the food is awesome.
Drugs like Viagra have a long list of potential side effects, like headaches, nausea, and blurred vision.
He has a funny name because I like Pongo, my Mom likes the name Harley and my Dad thinks Muffler would be a good name.
Gummy bears and vodka go together like well, like gummy bears and vodka.
Football players aren't the only ones that like Miller's face paint UTC created a marketing commercial based on Miller's look, where athletic department employees painted up their face like Gunner 's.
Finally, Snoop Dogg Uses "Drop It Like It's Hot" to Sell Hot Pockets With "Pocket It Like It's Hot".
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In science:

For recall, it may be better to represent time graphically (like a timeline structure) versus numerically (like a table).
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
Variables like T90 , τ , and SF seem well described by the log-normal distribution, while for τlag and α it is likely a poor approximation.
Statistical analysis of BATSE gamma-ray bursts: Self-similarity and the Amati-relation
The number of white vertices evolves like a branching process where each individual has a number of offspring distributed like xν , with Tν < ∞.
On the transience of processes defined on Galton--Watson trees
Eu (t) − EΦ0 (t)| ≤ C t As we know from results like Theorem 1 that EΦ0 (t) behaves like √t for small t, we can conclude that the linear regime dominates for small t.
Predictability of the Burgers dynamics under model uncertainty
Also, both our parameters of the dynamics are time-like ones (in the case of A = 2), whereas their string theory analogies have the time-like and space-like nature.
Arrow of time in generalized quantum theory and its classical limit dynamics
While the companions of these systems are also very low-mass, like that of XTE J0929−314, the mass donors for the longer-orbital period systems are likely still H-rich.
Pushing the limit on neutron star spin rates
Call graphs of the form Gn path-like graphs because, for large n, they look like paths with some “small” graphs attached to their ends.
Faces of Generalized Permutohedra
The simulation complexity scales more like a conventional 2-D model than like a 3-D model.
Fluxon Modeling of Low-Beta Plasmas
Definition 4.7. A line-like quantum graph is given by a line-like metric graph Ln = (V (Ln ), E (Ln ), ∂ , ℓ) together with a sequence {bk }k>n of positive numbers and a sequence of vertex potential strength {qk }k>n ⊂ R.
Anderson Localization for radial tree-like random quantum graphs
We can now associate a line-like metric graph L = L0 to a radial tree-like metric graph: Let {tk } ⊂ E (T ) be an infinite path in the tree graph T such that gen tn = n.
Anderson Localization for radial tree-like random quantum graphs
Similarly, a tree-like quantum graph, i.e., a tree-like metric graph G with Hamiltonian HG determines uniquely a sequence of line-like quantum graphs {Ln}n with Hamiltonians {HLn }n .
Anderson Localization for radial tree-like random quantum graphs
Note that as in the simple tree graph case, the functions on the tree-like graph and on the line-like graph differ by a weight factor (although we denoted both by f ), see Remark 2.2.
Anderson Localization for radial tree-like random quantum graphs
Clearly, we can consider a random radial tree-like or line-like quantum graph G(ω ) or L(ω ) as a random variable on the product measure space (Ω, P) := (Ω1 , P1)N .
Anderson Localization for radial tree-like random quantum graphs
For radial tree-like graphs G = (V , E , ∂ , ℓ, q) associated to a tree graph T = (V (T ), E (T ), ∂ ), we can profit from the symmetric structure of G (for a definition of a radial tree-like graph we refer to Definition 4.2).
Anderson Localization for radial tree-like random quantum graphs
So, observational homogeneity is defined in terms of average observational quantities along our past like cone, instead of in a given space-like surface.
Differential Density Statistics of Galaxy Distribution and the Luminosity Function
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