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semblance
American English: /ˈsɛmbləns/
British English: /ˈsɛmbləns/

noun

uncountable
  • [formal]semblance of something
    apariencia (feminine) de algo
    they managed to maintain some semblance of order
    lograron mantener cierta apariencia de orden
    there isn't even a semblance of a plot in the novel
    no hay ni asomos de un argumento en la novela
    no hay nada que se parezca a un argumento en la novela
    they put on a semblance of unity
    se mostraron unidos
    Example sentences
    • Like anything else of importance (goodness, understanding, God), adoration (or love, as we might as well call it) is plagued by false semblances.
    • Such distance is based on the insight that all of the upheaval is ultimately just a non-substantial proliferation of semblances that do not really concern the innermost kernel of our being.
    • It was one long string of notes, connected not in harmony or key, but with semblances of consistency that emerge in rhythm and timbre.

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