resemble

Definitions

  • 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
    • v resemble appear like; be similar or bear a likeness to "She resembles her mother very much","This paper resembles my own work"
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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
    • Resemble To be like or similar to; to bear the similitude of, either in appearance or qualities; as, these brothers resemble each other. "We will resemble you in that."
    • Resemble To cause to imitate or be like.
    • Resemble To counterfeit; to imitate. "They can so well resemble man's speech."
    • Resemble To liken; to compare; to represent as like. "The other . . . He did resemble to his lady bright."
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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
    • resemble To be like to; have similarity to, in form, figure, or qualities.
    • resemble To represent as like something else; liken; compare; note a resemblance.
    • resemble To imitate; simulate; counterfeit.
    • resemble To be like: have a resemblance; appear.
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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.
    • v.t Resemble rē-zem′bl to be similar to: to have the likeness of: to possess similar qualities or appearance: to compare: to make like
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Quotations

  • Socrates
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    “The fewer our wants the more we resemble the Gods.”
  • Count Leo Tolstoy
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    “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.”
  • Samuel Johnson
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    “Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those who we cannot resemble.”
  • Robert Burns
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    “The heart and benevolent and kind the most resembles God.”
  • 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.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. ressembler,; pref. re-, re- + sembler, to seem, resemble, fr. L. similare, simulare, to imitate, fr. similis, like, similar. See Similar
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. resembler (Fr. ressembler)—re-, again, sembler, to seem—L. simulāre, to make like—similis, like.

Usage

In literature:

He resembled a sucker or mullet, had a small mouth, dark color, and was rather a sluggish-looking fish.
"Tales of lonely trails" by Zane Grey
Sister, who resembles the father in character, is married, but is spoken of as a woman's woman rather than a man's woman.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 2 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
The Laughers have a peculiar voice, supposed to resemble a laugh.
"Darwinism (1889)" by Alfred Russel Wallace
I called it the Eddystone, from its very great resemblance to that light-house.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 15 (of 18)" by Robert Kerr
Perhaps at this place the flora resemble that of lower Himalaya more than other places we have yet seen.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
His voice resembled the rumbling of thunder.
"Myths and Legends of China" by E. T. C. Werner
In shape and size they greatly resemble our green grasshoppers, but are of a yellow colour.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 11" by Robert Kerr
Their dances have a much nearer resemblance to those of the New Zealanders than of the Otaheiteans or Friendly Islanders.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 17" by Robert Kerr
O, diminish this thy body resembling Agni.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
The inhabitants of Menangkabau are said to reap with an instrument resembling a sickle.
"The History of Sumatra" by William Marsden
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In poetry:

Yes….pity, shame, penitence seized on my soul;
So sweet too his voice was in tone!
Methought as he lay, and in agony groaned,
His accents resembled thine own.
"The Warrior's Return" by Amelia Opie
"The world, my Aurelia, this garden of ours
Resembles: too apt we're to deem
In the world's larger garden ourselves as the flowers,
And the poor but as weeds to esteem.
"Weeding" by Charles Lamb
How often when this trembling hand essays
Thy lov'd resemblance once again to trace,
The portrait thought in mimic life arrays
With all the sweet expression of thy face;
"Elegy On Sophia Graham" by Matilda Betham
Years have I watched this thing
Of which these wise bards sing;
Through Winter's frost and snow,
I've seen a spectre go,
Resembling Venus fair,
Which they do paint with care.
"Charmion's Lament" by Eloise Alberta Bibb
I will try to do my best,
Though my ideal be not gained;
On the Master's scrip shall rest
Eager eyes, till is attained
Some resemblance to His hand;
If no more I can command.
"The Copy" by Joseph Horatio Chant
A month passes and ushers in another month.
One easily guesses the coming events;
they are the boring ones of yesterday.
And the morrow ends up not resembling a morrow anymore.
"Monotony" by Constantine P Cavafy

In news:

It might resemble, instead, a thoroughly modern trans-national bureaucracy.
Four sets of designs will battle it out in a bid to be the Army's new camouflage pattern — and none of them bears any resemblance to the bemoaned UCP worn today.
The Air Force has launched a second experimental space plane that resembles a small shuttle.
Before intermission, the Philadelphia Orchestra concerts on Tuesday resembled too closely the unimaginative affair that is so often criticized when a visiting orchestra comes to Carnegie Hall.
Resembling the blue of the sky.
However, while the road was initially fairly straight and clear (and at times resembled a freeway), two years later we stand at a crossroads .
More than these, however, it resembles In the Line of Fire (1993), the Eastwood vehicle directed by Wolfgang Petersen.
You certainly cannot tell it by the economy, which seems to have gone into something resembling free fall in the final quarter of 2008.
To prepare for the physical change the role required, Taylor Lautner started hitting the gym and eating 3,200 calories a day to gain muscle so that his physique would better resemble Jacob's.
Tintin-resembling Greg Rutherford at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
Some worried the Chicago Bears were walking into a trap Sunday afternoon at EverBank Field, and the first half certainly resembled that.
They're brightly colored, soft to touch, and may resemble toys or candy.
Yesterday morning, the Boca Raton Museum of Art did not resemble a storied hall of culture so much as a daycare center.
Alice Munro 's short stories are often said to resemble novels.
The elegant, swooping forms carved out of wood by sculptor Robert Longhurst often resemble gracefully curved soap films that span twisted loops of wire dipped into soapy water.
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In science:

However, Kawabata et al. (2002) discovered a polarized spectrum component that resembled the total flux spectrum but redshifted by z ∼ 0.3 (see also Leonard et al. 2002; Wang et al. 2003).
The Optical/Near-Infrared Light Curves of SN 2002ap for the First 1.5 Years after Discovery
The images in Figure 2 show that large SN efficiency values create a “galactic fountain” and a patchy gas distribution on the disk plane resembling that of observed small galaxies.
Forming Disk Galaxies in Lambda CDM Simulations
This more closely resembles a Pollack distribution (Pollack et al. 1994), rather than a small–grain interstellar population.
Turbulence driven diffusion in protoplanetary disks - chemical effects in the outer disk
Or at least more closely resembles a handlebody.
Generalized Property R and the Schoenflies Conjecture
While the process of exploring such networks in many cases resembles a random walk, it becomes a key issue to investigate and characterize how effectively the nodes and edges of such networks can be covered by different strategies.
Exploring Complex Networks through Random Walks
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