• The peris, who resemble angels, appear in a blaze of light
    The peris, who resemble angels, appear in a blaze of light
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n resemblance similarity in appearance or external or superficial details
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Navel oranges got their name because the bottom of this type of orange resembles a belly button or navel
    • Resemblance A comparison; a simile.
    • Resemblance Probability; verisimilitude.
    • Resemblance That which resembles, or is similar; a representation; a likeness. "These sensible things, which religion hath allowed, are resemblances formed according to things spiritual."
    • Resemblance 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."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Pretzels were originally invented for Christian Lent. The twists of the pretzels are to resemble arms crossed in prayer
    • n resemblance The state or property of resembling or being like; likeness; similarity either of external form or of qualities.
    • n resemblance Something similar; a similitude; a point or detail of likeness; a representation; an image; semblance.
    • n resemblance Likelihood; probability.
    • n resemblance A simile.
    • n resemblance Look; regard; show of affection.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Many scholars believe that an earthquake caused the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, referred to in the Bible as "the smoke of the country." Earthquakes produce massive clouds of dust that resemble billowing smoke.
    • n Resemblance the state of resembling: similitude: likeness: similarity: that which is similar
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  • Socrates
    “The fewer our wants the more we resemble the Gods.”
  • Count Leo Tolstoy
    “All happy families resemble one another; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”
  • French Proverb
    French Proverb
    “Nothing resembles an honest man more than a cheat.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Some lies are so well disguised to resemble truth, that we should be poor judges of the truth not to believe them.”
  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
    “If we are to judge of love by its consequences, it more nearly resembles hatred than friendship.”
  • Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    “If there is such a thing as a good marriage, it is because it resembles friendship rather than love.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. ressemblance,. See Resemble
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. resembler (Fr. ressembler)—re-, again, sembler, to seem—L. simulāre, to make like—similis, like.


In literature:

Here we have another invention somewhat resembling the foregoing.
"Camp Life in the Woods and the Tricks of Trapping and Trap Making" by William Hamilton Gibson
The water resembles that of the well of Tabooneeah, coming "from the same rock," as the people say: it is slightly bitter and saltish.
"Narrative of a Mission to Central Africa Performed in the Years 1850-51, Volume 1" by James Richardson
Assuredly in character it resembles not sinful man, but the holy God.
"Companion to the Bible" by E. P. Barrows
The throwing-stick from Bristol Bay resembles in general characteristics those from Nunivak Island and Cape Vancouver.
"Throwing-sticks in the National Museum" by Otis T. Mason
What idea can I form of a justice which so often resembles human injustice?
"Superstition In All Ages (1732)" by Jean Meslier
They have determined that these instruments resemble those used by certain savages today.
"History Of Ancient Civilization" by Charles Seignobos
Under certain conditions the dead part may undergo changes resembling more closely those of ordinary post-mortem decomposition.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
The wax which is now being made does not resemble at all that with which we are acquainted.
"A Book of Natural History" by Various
Here is the tale related duly, And little resembling the fable, truly!
"Social Life in the Insect World" by J. H. Fabre
It resembles a collar, and is generally fastened to the stem.
"Among the Mushrooms" by Ellen M. Dallas and Caroline A. Burgin
Cell of the sponge resembling a spermatozooen.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
No wonder that this resemblance was enhanced by assuming his dress.
"Arthur Mervyn" by Charles Brockden Brown
Eggs resemble meat somewhat in general composition, although they contain rather less of protein and fat.
"Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value" by Harry Snyder
Closely resembles the foregoing, and will also make an excellent wine of a similar character.
"The Cultivation of The Native Grape, and Manufacture of American Wines" by George Husmann
We have placed these names together, not on account of any fancied resemblance between the two poets, but for the very opposite reason.
"The International Monthly Magazine, Volume 5, No. 1, January, 1852" by Various
The perception of resemblance precedes the action of resemblance.
"The Mind and the Brain" by Alfred Binet
It resembled a dun-coloured mist or smoke, as if the plain at a great distance was on fire!
"The Bush Boys" by Captain Mayne Reid
This resemblance is very striking, and is found in all stages of the insect's existence.
"Butterflies Worth Knowing" by Clarence M. Weed
In this regard, too, the history of Japan closely resembles that of ancient Greece.
"An Introduction to the History of Japan" by Katsuro Hara
Petals none, or in n. 1 resembling abortive stamens.
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray

In poetry:

Only snakes shed their skin,
So their souls can age and grow.
We, alas, do not resemble snakes,
We change souls, not bodies.
"Memory" by Nikolai Stepanovich Gumilev
Temple-front and court resemble
Mirrors swung in wavering light;
While the tapering columns tremble
At the view of their own height.
"Lita of the Nile" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
Yet should the blight, in pity sparing,
Pass o'er innocence like thine,
Still I view thee, sad, despairing,
Lest thy lot resemble mine.
"The Mother" by Charlotte Dacre
Go, lovely rose!
Tell her that wastes her time and me
That now she knows,
When I resemble her to thee,
How sweet and fair she seems to be.
"Song: Go, lovely rose!" by Edmund Waller
That in my heart one feeling dwells,
But what the coldest must approve,
Nor think my conscious bosom swells
With aught resembling secret love.
"To Lothario" by Amelia Opie
Resembling her, whom proud and fond,
The bard hath sung of—she of old,
Who bore upon her snow-white wand,
All Erin through, the ring of gold.
"The Progress Of The Rose" by Denis Florence MacCarthy

In news:

EVER notice the resemblance between the Mercedes-Benz logo and the peace symbol.
FROM the outside, Akasaka (named for a Tokyo district) in New Haven resembles many a roadside restaurant.
He griddles small, thin strands of crispy pepper jack cheese to the edges of crepes so that, when folded, they resemble yellow-fringed skirts.
Mainly because it is the only one that resembles the game played the rest of the year.
CELERY root, an eyesore of a tuber that bears no resemblance to celery stalks, appears to be having a moment.
Preventing blow-ups like the JPMorgan "hedge" that bears no resemblance to any known hedge isn't difficult.
According to, James Cameron's "Avatar" bears a resemblance to the Disney classic "Pocahontas.
Pawn shop too closely resembles its own logo (shown).
Now, however, it's not our dreaming mind that resembles a city.
A 56 year old music teacher in Tennessee, was caught outside of an Elementary school, having sex with a homemade Sex Doll, that strongly resembled a child.
Cell phone tower in Norton Shores built to resemble 155-foot pine tree .
In this short documentary we meet Louis Ortiz, an unemployed man from the Bronx whose life is turned upside down when he discovers his uncanny resemblance to President Obama.
A Graceful Swing That Bears Resemblance to Federer's.
Chiefs bear resemblance to '69 team.
Family resemblance Mom-daughter lookalikes are plentiful in Pleasanton.

In science:

A generalization of the Plancherel measure, which in many ways resembles placing a random matrix into an arbitrary potential, is defined as follows.
The uses of random partitions
These conducting diagrams resemble essential features of real resistor networks.
Corrections to Scaling in Random Resistor Networks and Diluted Continuous Spin Models near the Percolation Threshold
It should be noted that introducing random potentials on each wire makes the present model variant from its resemblance, the isospin-1/2 single-channel model.
Electron transport in parallel quantum wires with random potentials
The quantum chaotic behavior is then defined as the resemblance of the level-spacing statistics to those obtained from Gaussian random matrices having highly correlated levels, which are described by random matrix theory (RMT) [2, 3, 4, 5].
Quantum correlations from Brownian diffusion of chaotic level-spacings
This bears some resemblance to percolation phenomena, where the phase transition disappears for true power-laws and an exponent of 2.
Random Networks with Tunable Degree Distribution and Clustering
The ionized gas structures observed in FCC032 bear a strong resemblance to those observed in more gas-rich and more fiercely star-forming dwarf galaxies.
Evidence for a warm ISM in Fornax dEs - II. FCC032, FCC206 and FCCB729
This image bears a very strong resemblance to Fig. 1, panel b, in Calzetti et al. (2004), which shows a high-resolution HST narrow-band image of the Hα emission in the starbursting dwarf galaxy NGC3077.
Evidence for a warm ISM in Fornax dEs - II. FCC032, FCC206 and FCCB729
Despite the fact that random sequences of Pauli operators are applied only after each sequence of ngef = 20 gates of Ref. the corrected quantum states resemble the ideal case very closely.
Quantum error correction of coherent errors by randomization
In this they resemble their bosonic counterparts.
Ultracold Collisions of Fermionic OD Radicals
Its extended reflection nebula has a variety of structures including knots and condensations, ray-like features and numerous arcs and scalloped loops which in the outer parts closely resemble the arcs observed in VY CMa’s ejecta.
High Resolution, Long - Slit Spectroscopy of VY CMa: The Evidence for Localized High Mass Loss Events
Interestingly, we find that like the latter, our models resemble ΛCDM.
Large-scale inhomogeneities in modified Chaplygin gas cosmologies
For what concerns the NLO parts of Eqs. (85), (86) and (87) our findings resemble the formulas derived in , if one takes into account that our definition of ˆZ ′(1,0) QQ differs slightly from the residual finite renormalization matrix used in the latter article.
Effective Hamiltonian for Non-Leptonic |Delta F| = 1 Decays at NNLO in QCD
However, for intuitive illustrations, it is convenient to introduce special coordinates that follow the time and axial symmetries and closely resemble the Newtonian spherical coordinates [t, r, φ, θ ] used in the previous section.
Epicyclic frequencies derived from the effective potential: simple and practical formulae
It was clear that making perturbation theory in interaction or disorder did not lead to the anything that would resemble Eqs. (4-6).
Random Matrices and Supersymmetry in Disordered Systems
The resulting non-linear σ -model resembles very much the replica model of Finkelstein[24, 25] but contains supermatrices and does not have replica indices.
Random Matrices and Supersymmetry in Disordered Systems