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Definition of Semblance

Semblance

  1. Seeming; appearance; show; figure; form.
  2. Likeness; resemblance, actual or apparent; similitude; as, the semblance of worth; semblance of virtue.

Semblance Quotations

Africans in the United States must remember that the slave ships brought no West Indians, no Caribbeans, no Jamaicans or Trinidadians or Barbadians to this hemisphere. The slave ships brought only African people and most of us took the semblance of nationality from the places where slave ships dropped us off.
John Henrik Clarke

Many men are deeply moved by the mere semblance of suffering in a woman; they take the look of pain for a sign of constancy or of love.
Honore de Balzac

Though I still have no semblance of a life outside of Nine Inch Nails at the moment, I realize my goals have gone from getting a record deal or selling another record to being a better person, more well-rounded, having friends, having a relationship with somebody.
Trent Reznor

Study with desire is real activity; without desire it is but the semblance and mockery of activity.
William Godwin

I don't really have a domestic inclination. Even my apartment has a semblance of a storage facility. It's just stacks, there are no bookshelves, just books and piles of stamp collections and weird little sewing and knitting projects.
Sufjan Stevens
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Semblance Translations

semblance in German is Anschein {m}
semblance in Spanish is semejanza
semblance in Swedish is skepnad, utseende