semblance (n.)
likeness, image, depiction
1H6 V.iii.193[Suffolk alone, of Margaret's virtues] Repeat their semblance often on the seas [i.e. rehearse the description of her virtues]
Luc.1246[] No more than wax shall be accounted evil, / Wherein is stamped the semblance of a devil
Luc.1759[Lucretius as if to dead Lucrece] I often did behold / In thy sweet semblance my old age new-born
MA V.i.239[Claudio as if to Hero] thy image doth appear / In the rare semblance that I loved it first
MV III.iv.20[Portia to Lorenzo] How little is the cost I have bestowed / In purchasing the semblance of my soul
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