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semblance
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David Copperfield
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  • My aunt informed me how he incessantly occupied himself in copying everything he could lay his hands on, and kept King Charles the First at a respectful distance by that semblance of employment; how it was one of the main joys and rewards of her life that he was free and happy, instead of pining in monotonous restraint; and how (as a novel general conclusion) nobody but she could ever fully know what he was.

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  • Embarrassed as she was, she tried to maintain some semblance of dignity.
  • The substitute teacher had to battle to maintain even a semblance of order.

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