Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having a resemblance; resembling or like: unfamiliar symbols semblable to religious icons.
  • adj. Seeming; apparent.
  • n. Archaic Something that closely resembles something else.

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  • adj. Similar.
  • adj. Apparent.
  • adj. Conformably.
  • n. something similar; likeness; representation

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Like; similar; resembling.
  • n. Likeness; representation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Like; similar; resembling.
  • n. Likeness; resemblance; representation; that which is like or represents a certain thing.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Middle English, from Old French, from sembler, to resemble, from Latin simulāre, to simulate; see simulate.

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From Middle English, from Middle French, from Old French sembler ("to be like") + -able

Examples

  • But, in the verity of extolment, I take him to be a soul of great article; and his infusion of such dearth and rareness, as, to make true diction of him, his semblable is his mirror; and who else would trace him, his umbrage, nothing more.

    Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

  • But, in the verity of extolment, I take him to be a soul of great article, and his infusion of such dearth and rareness as, to make true diction of him, his semblable is his mirror, and who else would trace him, his umbrage, nothing more.

    Hamlet

  • Après, le plus vieux chien, qui est paralyzé depuis huit ans d'un incident semblable, m'a dit: C'est vrai que la vie va changer pour le petit, mais c'est mieux comme ça.

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  • Il imposa aux paysans locataires pauvres une discipline semblable à celle qui régnait à l'armée, refusa de diminuer leurs loyers et, quand ceux-ci n'étaient pas payés, faisait saisir leurs logements.

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  • Cependant, Oscar Wilde, un autre Irlandais, avait déjà exprimé une idée semblable en 1887 :

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  • Le jour où un frenchie pense quelque chose de semblable au département recherche du New York Times je lui fais des bisous, et ne me parlez pas du medialab de Sciences Po car le ...

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  • Je ne suis pout toi qu'un renard semblable à cent mille renards.

    A fed bear is a dead bear.

  • Tu n'es encore pour moi qu'un petit garçon tout semblable à cent mille petits garçons.

    A fed bear is a dead bear.

  • L'autre légende est somme toute semblable mais la mésaventure de la foudre arrive a un groupe de samouraï:

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  • Shrivelling the shreds in lieu of words, for no words grow there, nor roses either, she swept past her conspirator, her semblable, the seeker after vanished faces “like Venus” he thought, making a rough translation, “to her prey ...” and followed after.

    Between the Acts

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