(-blans), n. [Cf. F. ressemblance. See Resemble.] 1. The quality or state of resembling; likeness; similitude; similarity.
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One main end of poetry and painting is to please; they bear a great resemblance to each other.
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2. That which resembles, or is similar; a representation; a likeness.
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These sensible things, which religion hath allowed, are resemblances formed according to things spiritual.
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3. A comparison; a simile. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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4. Probability; verisimilitude. [Obs.] Shak.
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Syn. -- Likeness; similarity; similitude; semblance; representation; image.
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