Wearing as much as they can of the airs and semblances of loftiest rank, the people of Cadogan Place have the realities of middle station.
A broad, fine, honest sun lighted up the green pastures and dimpled water with the semblance of summer, while it left the travellers all the invigorating freshness of that early time of year.
…and calculating man of dissipation, whose joys, regrets, pains, and pleasures, are all of self, and who would seem to retain nothing of the intellectual faculty but the power to debase himself, and to degrade the very nature whose outward semblance he wears—the reflections of Sir Mulberry Hawk turned upon Kate Nickleby, and were, in brief, that she was undoubtedly handsome; that her coyness MUST be easily conquerable by a man of his address and experience, and that the pursuit was one…
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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.