• WordNet 3.6
    • n unlikeness dissimilarity evidenced by an absence of likeness
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Unlike a frog a toad cannot jump
    • n Unlikeness The quality or state of being unlike; want of resemblance; dissimilarity.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Unlike other four legged mammals, kangaroos cannot walk backwards
    • n unlikeness Want of resemblance; dissimilarity.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Unlike most fish, electric eels cannot get enough oxygen from water. Approximately every five minutes, they must surface to breathe, or they will drown. Unlike most fish, they can swim both backwards and forwards.
    • n Unlikeness want of resemblance
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  • Harold Clurman
    Harold Clurman
    “Unlike other people, our reviewers are powerful because they believe in nothing.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    “Unlike grown ups, children have little need to deceive themselves.”
  • Mortimer J. Adler
    Mortimer J. Adler
    “The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live.”
  • Henri B. Stendhal
    “In love, unlike most other passions, the recollection of what you have had and lost is always better than what you can hope for in the future.”
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
    “Unlike presidential administrations, problems rarely have terminal dates.”
  • Nathaniel Cotton
    Nathaniel Cotton
    “Mental pleasure are never cloy; unlike those of the body, they are increased by repetition, approved by reflection, and strengthened by enjoyment.”


In literature:

So unlike her, isn't it?
"In the Year of Jubilee" by George Gissing
Unlike other machines, the human body becomes within reasonable limits, stronger and more capable the more it is used.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
The two races are not unlike each other too in feature, although I cannot think that they are in any way connected.
"Sport and Work on the Nepaul Frontier" by James Inglis
Her mental picture was quite as unlike the truth as was his.
"Saxe Holm's Stories" by Helen Hunt Jackson
What had just taken place was utterly unlike anything she had ever imagined.
"From Out the Vasty Deep" by Mrs. Belloc Lowndes
It is unlike any plant with which we are familiar in the North.
"Camp-Fire and Cotton-Field" by Thomas W. Knox
Russia in many respects was not unlike the Confederacy.
"Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War" by G. F. R. Henderson
We have also seen how very unlike were the two English groups of colonies.
"A Short History of the United States" by Edward Channing
It is most unlikely they would be found.
"The Light That Lures" by Percy Brebner
It was built by a man who understood anatomy, unlike most chairs and all church pews.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 5 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
It was unlikely that he would ever know, or that in a month he would care to know.
"The Last Shot" by Frederick Palmer
The aural complications, unlike those in scarlatina, are generally not sufficiently prominent at first to attract attention.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various
It is unlike the self-caring instincts of the other families of Heaven's creatures.
"Pencillings by the Way" by N. Parker Willis
He lived about as far southwest of Dallas as Syfe lived to the west and, unlike Syfe, he was light, a blond, thick, short and stout.
"The Homesteader" by Oscar Micheaux
Therefore it is unlikely that he was moved by what I said.
"The Great House" by Stanley J. Weyman
It appeared unlikely, then, to say the least of it, that this robber should have come from the direction of Poole Farm.
"The Tree of Knowledge" by Mrs. Baillie Reynolds
Unlike many of his colleagues, Consalvi held aloof from all society.
"The Catholic World. Volume II; Numbers 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12." by E. Rameur
Unlike the work of Arnolfo, the Dominican church of Treviso does not look one inch shorter or lower than it is.
"Sketches from the Subject and Neighbour Lands of Venice" by Edward A. Freeman
He was very unlike his brother; full of fun and spirits, as fair as he was dark, and not so tall.
"It May Be True Volume 1 of 3" by Mrs. Wood
He had never known his friend so intense, so unlike his careless, debonair self.
"Anthony Trent, Master Criminal" by Wyndham Martyn

In poetry:

"Long loved, long tried, long spared as they,
Unlike in this alone,
That, by Thy grace, our hearts shall stay
For evermore Thine own."
"Eighteenth Sunday After Trinity" by John Keble
When Abram's body, Sarah's womb,
Were ripe for nothing but the tomb,
Exceeding old, and wholly dead,
Unlike to bear the promis'd seed:
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. IV." by Ralph Erskine
I saw no sun in any place;
A ghastly glow about me spread,
Unlike the light of nights and days,
From out the depth where writhe the dead.
"Methought, through many years and lands," by Digby Mackworth Dolben
They move along life's uttermost extremes,
Unlike all other men;
And in their spirit's depths sleep strangest dreams,
Like shadows in a glen.
"Poets" by Abram Joseph Ryan
Unlike the shapes on Egypt's sands
Uplifted by the toil-worn slave,
On Freedom's soil with freemen's hands
We rear the symbol free hands gave.
"The Bartholdi Statue" by John Greenleaf Whittier
My fame, unlike in former days,
No longer flies from coast to coast.
And what confines her wandering ways?
- The very thing she loves the most.
"Verses Written in Her Book of Hours - 2" by Mary Stuart

In news:

Jets Get an Unlikely Pitch Man–And a Familiar Adversary .
Essential, ancient , unlike any food you'd find in a big-town restaurant.
Again, a Star Is Prosecuted for His Unlikability.
Unlike warfarin, lab tests are not needed.
The Unlikely Rise of Al Jazeera.
Smart & Final, based in Los Angeles, is a smaller store, warehouse-style retailer that does not charge a membership fee, unlike larger warehouse stores like Costco.
Marty Nesbitt still sounds a bit wonderstruck recounting the unlikely path that his close friend, Barack Obama, has taken to Tuesday's inauguration.
Unlike the Event, Planning Too Quiet, NE Residents Say.
But unlike most guys, he was not only ripped, he was strong.
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso — This dusty, sultry capital of a landlocked, ferociously hot country is an unlikely spot for a film festival.
The unlikely star of The Drowsy Chaperone has a thing for cool cell phones—but no other bad-celebrity traits.
And unlike you and me, whose income mostly comes from wages, a big part of the income of rich people comes from capital gains.
Unlike other tours offered by Anheuser-Busch in St Louis, this is not free.
This driver — unlike many of the travelers I hear from — thinks there's such a thing as too much deference.
First, unlike most newly reviewed restaurants, his didn't need the business.

In science:

PlP captures all the information in P (unlike, say, P(cid:3) , which washes much of it away by taking infs).
Conditional Plausibility Measures and Bayesian Networks
Unlike some authors, we admit the possibility that an algebra can have an empty underlying set.
Abelian extensions of algebras in congruence-modular varieties
In the following we concentrate our attention on the L3 data 9 , as the DELPHI data 10 are parametrized with only two radii, and the OPAL data 11 use the like/unlike ratio which requires a cut off of the resonance affected regions even in double ratios.
Modelling Bose-Einstein effect from asymmetric sources in Monte Carlo generators
However, unlike in Paper 1 we were unable to apply the non-linear fitting (Press et al. 1992) routines successfully, probably because the present data set is noisier and contains fewer data points.
Disc heating in NGC 2985
The GH phase, on the other hand, is a ‘spin insulator’, not unlike the RD phase of spin-1/2 chains.
Dynamics and transport in random quantum systems governed by strong-randomness fixed points
In the IAF phase, unlike in the singlet states, we need to make a distinction between χzz and χxx .
Dynamics and transport in random quantum systems governed by strong-randomness fixed points
Also note that in the opposite regime ln(Ω0 /ω ) > pL/lv , unlike in the bulk regime, σ ′ (ω , L) is not self-averaging; in this regime, the plotted average over different samples represents roughly the distribution of the lowest gap in the system.
Dynamics and transport in random quantum systems governed by strong-randomness fixed points
Thus it is unlikely that many roots will decide to switch state at the same time step, thereby avoiding unstable or oscillating system behavior.
Multiagent Control of Self-reconfigurable Robots
The temperature and extinction properties would be totally unlike that of interstellar dust as we know it.
Cosmic Dust in the 21st Century
One way that might work would be to restrict the states to those in which ε(x) is nonnegative everywhere, unlike the state |ψ >< ψ | for sufficiently large −C α/β .
Defining Entropy Bounds
Similarly, one can argue that applying a boundary condition instead of using causal differencing is inconsistent with the physics, but since this condition is applied well inside the horizon, any error introduced is unlikely to propagate outside the hole.
Simple excision of a black hole in 3+1 numerical relativity
In order for this to be true, the faces and edges are slightly curved , unlike those of the tetrakaidecahedral cell model.
Elastic moduli of model random three-dimensional closed-cell cellular solids
Unlike geometric 2-deformation there is a global characterization of the resulting equivalence relation in terms of simple equivalence of chain complexes.
Dual 2-complexes in 4-manifolds
Unlike class ical Markov chain approaches, an RR-based algorithm creates samples drawn exactly from the desired distribution.
The Randomness Recycler: A new technique for perfect sampling
Unlike our previous examples, which colored vertices, the random cluster model colors edges of a given graph G = (V , E ) with colors from {0, 1}.
The Randomness Recycler: A new technique for perfect sampling