- 1The outward appearance or apparent form of something, especially when the reality is different: she tried to force her thoughts back into some semblance of orderMore 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.
- 1.1 • archaic Resemblance; similarity: it bears some semblance to the thing I have in mindMore example sentences
- It isn't until she starts in with lyrics that any semblance to the original recording manifests.
- At that phase, some of his works had some semblance to nature, like the barks of trees or a rocky landscape.
- Obviously the Napster that return today has no semblance to the original: bar the logo and the name.
Middle English: from Old French, from sembler 'seem', from Latin similare, simulare 'simulate'.