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  • adj. resembling

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Resembling.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In simulation or likeness; like (to).

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Examples

  • And, sure enough, every thing about her save her dress "is semblative a woman's part": she has none of the assumption of a pert, saucy, waggish manhood, which so delights us in Rosalind in _As You Like It_; but she has that which, if not better in itself, is more becoming in her, -- "the inward and spiritual grace of modesty" pervading all she does and says.

    Shakespeare: His Life, Art, And Characters, Volume I. With An Historical Sketch Of The Origin And Growth Of The Drama In England

  • I. iv.34 (155,1) [And all is semblative -- a woman's part] That is, thy proper part in a play would be a woman's.

    Notes to Shakespeare — Volume 01: Comedies

  • And, sure enough, every thing about her save her dress “is semblative a woman's part”: she has none of the assumption of a pert, saucy, waggish manhood, which so delights us in Rosalind in As You Like It; but she has that which, if not better in itself, is more becoming in her, ” “the inward and spiritual grace of modesty” pervading all she does and says.

    Shakespeare His Life Art And Characters

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