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semblance
used in The Brothers Karamazov

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Definition
a small amount of something; or something resembling (looking like) something else
  • I know not who Thou art and care not to know whether it is Thou or only a semblance of Him, but to-morrow I shall condemn Thee and burn Thee at the stake as the worst of heretics.
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (53% in)
  • Love a man even in his sin, for that is the semblance of Divine Love and is the highest love on earth.
    Book 6 — The Russian Monk (86% in)
  • For accepting the love of the righteous together with the impossibility of repaying it, by this submissiveness and the effect of this humility, they will attain at last, as it were, to a certain semblance of that active love which they scorned in life, to something like its outward expression....
    Book 6 — The Russian Monk (97% in)
  • And so they set up before us a false semblance of Christ!
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (96% in)

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