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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Resemblance


RESEM'BLANCE, noun [See Resemble.]

1. Likeness; similitude, either of external form or of qualities. We observe a resemblance between persons, a resemblance in shape, a resemblance in manners, a resemblance in dispositions. Painting and poetry bear a great resemblance to each other, as one object of both is to please.

2. Something similar; similitude; representation.

These sensible things which religion hath allowed, are resemblances formed according to things spiritual.

Fairest resemblance of thy Maker fair -