Phrases with "resemblance"

Doubtless the familiarity was no more than a resemblance to someone he had once known. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

Gertrude Stein All the time which is of use is that which when the change has the same resemblance as some origin shows no mixture of more capping. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

In making the attempt, my chisel brought out a monster, of which [and that was fortunate] the world had no type or resemblance to show. Schiller by Thomas De Quincey

Thomas Hardy This desirable feature of resemblance caused the landlord to once more withdraw the sand-bag and advance into the porch. A Group of Noble Dames by Thomas Hardy [1891]

George Meredith They swell to a resemblance of their patron if they stoop to woo his purse. Celt and Saxon by George Meredith [1910]

Its resemblance to that of the Sortes Virgilianoe must occur to every reader. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

How should it? And she never spoke of it; had the resemblance been to any one but Lady Isabel she would have talked of it freely. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Benjamin Disraeli It opened on a garden of its own, which, at this season, was so glowing, and cultured into patterns so fanciful and finished, that it had the resemblance of a vast mosaic. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

Gertrude Stein A resemblance to Lloyd George, bequeathing prayers, saying there is no hope, having a french meeting. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

Andrew Lang And Mr. Towse tould me that ye Apparition had perfectly ye resemblance of ye said Sr George Villiers in all respects and in ye same habitt that he had often seene him weare in his lifetime. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

Henry James The ground had quite fallen away from it, yet no resemblance whatever to the mother had supervened. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

G. K. Chesterton Nor is there the smallest reason to suppose that Sludge considered as an individual bears any particular resemblance to Home considered as an individual. Robert Browning by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

H.P. Lovecraft And the close resemblance of those nightmares to my own — even in some of the smallest particularsleft no doubt in my mind of their significantly typical nature. The Shadow Out of Time by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

Edith Wharton Not that she confessed to any real resemblance between the two situations. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

Bram Stoker Perkin bore an unmistakable likeness to Edward IV. Not merely that resemblance which marks a family or a race but an individual likeness. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

John Galsworthy Into such a world his father might be voyaging, for all resemblance it had to the world he had left. In Chancery by John Galsworthy

The resemblance lies in the sentiment and situation, not in the bare event. Milton by Mark Pattison [1879]

On board, where she never saw him in evening clothes, Renouard’s resemblance to a duke’s son was not so apparent to her. The Planter of Malata by Joseph Conrad [1915]

The resemblance between the greyhound and the race-horse is hardly more fanciful than the analogies which have been drawn by some authors between widely different animals. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Wilkie Collins The resemblance between the twins extended even to their handwritings! If I had picked Nugent’s letter up, I should have handed it to Oscar as a letter of Oscar’s own writing. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu There was no resemblance though; and you, sir, are like him, he was so handsome — no one so handsome. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

Her description, carelessly given, might tally nearly enough with my own, though she bore no shadow of resemblance to me, except in these two particulars. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Wilkie Collins But there the resemblance ended, and the dissimilarity, in details, began. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Abraham Merri Then, self-analyzing, I wondered whether it could be the uncanny resemblance the heaps of curious mossy fungi scattered about had to beast and bird — yes, and to man — that was the cause of it. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

No person, that I am aware of, has ever denied that in some cases there exists a resemblance between the effects of a remedy and the symptoms of diseases in which it is beneficial. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

George Meredith All the men’s faces were foreign: none of them had the slightest resemblance to my father’s. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

This resemblance is often expressed by the term “unity of type”; or by saying that the several parts and organs in the different species of the class are homologous. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Vsevolod Krestovsky The success of the whole business depended on the fact that brass filings, which bear a strong external resemblance to gold dust, are dissipated in the strong heat of the blow-pipe. Knights of Industry by Vsevolod Krestovsky

The Dunk Island examples have a resemblance to one of the forms of pearl-shell hooks used by the Tahitians in Captain Cook’s day. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

The shrunk white face with the blazing eyes had no resemblance to the Simon she knew. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

Yet a resemblance to her brother might have been traced in the girl’s generous forehead, the carriage of her head, and certain inbred mannerisms of speech and gesture. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

Anthony Trollope It was still raining hard, and the long, narrow, untidy street was still as dirty and disagreeable as ever; otherwise there was no resemblance in it to the street of the last few days. The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope [1847]

Gertrude Stein If a man talked in a field and told about papers and contraband and laughed would you see a resemblance in him to a Swiss. I would. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

H. G. Wells But then I perceived the resemblance of its grey-brown, shiny, leathery integument to that of the other sprawling bodies beyond, and the true nature of this dexterous workman dawned upon me. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

The title is less appropriate, being borrowed from the Areopagitic Discourse of Isocrates, between which and Milton’s Speech there is no resemblance either in subject or style. Milton by Mark Pattison [1879]

Gertrude Stein I meant to mention that it was a resemblance that was not by way of exceeding the kind thought. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

Sir Walter Scott The resemblance between such a Tulchan and a Bishop named to transmit the temporalities of a benefice to some powerful patron, is easily understood. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott [1820]

Edmund Burke If I recollect rightly, Aristotle observes, that a democracy has many striking points of resemblance with a tyranny. Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke [1790]

We aided the sick, and comforted the sorrowing; turning from the multitudinous dead to the rare survivors, with an energy of desire that bore the resemblance of power, we bade them — live. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Edmund Burke Nothing is an imitation further than as it resembles some other thing; and words undoubtedly have no sort of resemblance to the ideas for which they stand. On the Sublime and Beautiful by Edmund Burke [1757]

Henry James I was struck with his resemblance to my companion while our guide introduced him. A Passionate Pilgrim by Henry James [1871]

H. G. Wells And the early resemblance to himself was also oddly exciting. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

Edith Wharton His language was like that of Mr. Spence making a statement to a committee meeting; and the resemblance to his father flashed out with ironic incongruity. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

Maria Edgeworth That they were men she saw; but they were clearly not Clarence Herveys: they bore still less resemblance to the courteous knights of chivalry. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

Gustave Flauber The Pharisees had pointed skulls, bristling beards, feeble hands, snub noses, great round eyes, and their countenances bore a resemblance to that of a bull-dog. Herodias by Gustave Flauber

E. Phillips Oppenheim The resemblance must have been still more remarkable in your youth. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

Arnold Bennett Edwin was often astonished at the increasing resemblance of Clara to her aunt, with whom, thanks to the unconscious intermediacy of babies, she was even indeed quite intimate. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Ralph Waldo Emerson It is curious that Tacitus found the English beer already in use among the Germans: “they make from barley or wheat a drink corrupted into some resemblance to wine. English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1856]

I told myself it was idiocy, for a man with a face like that must have hints of resemblance to a thousand people. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Jane Austen A resemblance in good humour and good spirits had recommended her and Lydia to each other, and out of their three months’ acquaintance they had been intimate two. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [1813]

H. G. Wells It was like one of those cliffs where people find a resemblance to a face. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

The pantaloon to the life! But the close resemblance which the clowns of the stage bear to those of every-day life is perfectly extraordinary. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

Frances Hodgson Burnett It is not that she has the slightest resemblance to—to anyone—which might awaken memory. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Richard Burton These are the points of resemblance between the city and the country Arab. The difference is equally remarkable. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

MY FACE in the mirror bore a faint sketchy resemblance to that of the unreal but none the less troublesome vision by which I was intermittently afflicted. Serapion by Francis Stevens

F. Scott Fitzgerald Her resemblance was rather to one of John Held’s flat-chested flappers than to the hierarchy of tall languid blondes who had posed for painters and novelists since before the war. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

I have heard this urged as a reason for believing that they could not have been produced by natural selection, because a much less degree of resemblance would have protected the mimetic species. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Was there not a resemblance in the proportions — tall and slight? The uncertainty was growing intense; there was a delightful confusion of conjecture. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

Isabella Bird It has some resemblance to a keep with out-buildings, and its irregular form seems to have been dictated by the configuration of the rock. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

The wintry day bore some resemblance to the man to whom Robert was going. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

The former have no resemblance to our cows, nor the latter to our sheep, nor do I believe such species exist amongst them. The Coming Race by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1871]

He was a one-legged man named Hussey, and his manners and qualifications bore no resemblance to those of librarians today. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

George Gissing Their doings are astonishingly like those of an animal called man, and it seems to me that I have discovered one point of resemblance which perhaps has never been noted. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Andrew Lang It would not have been out of place in the ballad of The Battle of Otterbourne, and, indeed, it bears some resemblance to a stanza in that ballad. Sir Walter Scott and the Border Minstrelsy by Andrew Lang [1910]

You mustn’t press the resemblance too close. The Haunted Woman by David Lindsay [1922]

Edgar Allan Poe In one particular these extraordinary animals bear a resemblance to the dromedary, or camel of the desert. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

Though devoid of the slightest resemblance to the other impressions, they are, in a manner, generated by them. Hume by Thomas Henry Huxley [1879]

David Hume It is impossible, therefore, that any arguments from experience can prove this resemblance of the past to the future; since all these arguments are founded on the supposition of that resemblance. An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding by David Hume

Her face was freckled all over so that one could only see her delicate complexion in little spots, and at the first glance the resemblance between herself and Finaun was extraordinary. Demi-Gods by James Stephens

George Meredith The one he projected bore no resemblance to an ordinary letter. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

John Morley Nobody now thinks that the effect is homogeneous with its cause, or that there is any objective resemblance between a blade of wheat and the moisture and warmth which fill and expand it. Voltaire by John Morley

Except in a botanical sense, there are no features of resemblance between this hairy-leaved endurer of the drought and the habitant of the jungle under notice, other than in its perfume. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield

He had never been seen to run in his life, but had a slow, sidelong gait, which had some faint resemblance to that of the lower reptiles, but very little in common with the motions of his fellow-men. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Ford Madox Ford The resemblance to prostrate men was appalling. A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

Henry James She had much the same colour as her brother, but as nothing else in her face was the same the resemblance was not striking. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

This gave him, in walking, a resemblance to a pair of scissors. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

Abraham Merri Along all four stairways the guards were ranged; and here and there against the ledge stood the shells — in a curiously comforting resemblance to parked motors in our own world. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

His worn face had a strong family resemblance to his brother’s, with the beauty left out. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

For nothing bears such a resemblance to an animal as fire. Symposiacs by Plutarch

Arthur Conan Doyle There is a strong family resemblance about misdeeds, and if you have all the details of a thousand at your finger ends, it is odd if you can’t unravel the thousand and first. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle [1887]

George Gissing The eyes of the corpse were still open, and seemed to gaze upon him with a resemblance to life which held him fixed as with a horrible charm. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Samuel Johnson While the chiefs had this resemblance of royalty, they had little inclination to appeal, on any question, to superior judicatures. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

She reminded one somehow of a bird — a resemblance which owed something, perhaps, to the brightness of her eyes. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

It had even a resemblance to Amabel’s own writing that startled him. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

But the deeper resemblance lies in the fact that Tolstoy, like Lear, acted on mistaken motives and failed to get the results he had hoped for. Collected Essays by George Orwell

It was his mother’s name, and this little creature had more resemblance to his tenderly-cherished vision of his young mother than any description Dixon could have given. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

John Keats This poem is written in the four-accent metre employed by Milton in L’Allegro and Il Penseroso, and we can often detect a similarity of cadence, and a resemblance in the scenes imagined. Poems published in 1820 by John Keats

I marvelled at the girl’s resemblance to this man. A Smile of Fortune by Joseph Conrad [1911]

H. G. Wells There was still, she thought, a resemblance between father and son, if only in their dialectical mannerisms. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

I drew my veil quickly over my face, but it was too late: he had seen me, and if he had not recognized me, at least my resemblance to her whom he believed dead had struck him. Chicot the Jester by Alexandre Dumas

G. K. Chesterton But in his case the softening of the heart seems to bear too close a resemblance to softening of the brain. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

The face itself was barely distinguishable, but its half-suggested form raised a curious sense of resemblance to some other face. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

E. F. Benson Here for the moment all resemblance to the repeated dream ceased. The Room in the Tower by E. F. Benson

Baldwin Spencer The second is more like a trowel than a turtle, but the knowledge that it is really meant for a turtle enables a general fundamental resemblance to be detected. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

G. K. Chesterton And indeed this early experiment of his bears a great deal of resemblance to those later experiences in which he was the editor of two popular periodicals. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

Rudyard Kipling The heavy jowl, the staring eye, and the blue-black moustache of the god made up a far-off resemblance to Mulvaney. ‘The blaze was gone in a wink, but the whole schame came to me thin. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

E. F. Benson On her head she wore a white woollen crochetted cap, just finished: a decoration of artificial campanulas, rendering its resemblance to the cap of a hydrocephalous baby less noticeable. Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson [1935]

This resemblance made her heart ache. The Miller’s Daughter by Émile Zola

Anna Katherine Green But first we must make sure to rightly locate this enemy of the Ostranders. You do detect some resemblance between this writing and the specimen you have at home?” “They are very much alike. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

Isabella Bird In one part one can suppose it to be a negro town; in another, a German city; while a strange dreamy resemblance to Liverpool pervades the whole. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

H.P. Lovecraft Below the waist, though, it was the worst; for here all human resemblance left off and sheer phantasy began. The Dunwich Horror by H.P. Lovecraft [1928]

The resemblance is often wonderfully close, and is not confined to colour, but extends to form, and even to the manner in which the insects hold themselves. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Of course I know now that both Ferrar and Saxby were mistaken; that it was somebody else they saw, who bore, one must imagine, some general resemblance to her. Verena Fontaine’s Rebellion by Ellen Wood [1880]

George Meredith Would Victor’s release come sooner? And that was a prospect bearing resemblance to hopes of the cure of a malady through a sharp operation. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

Tobias Smolle His chin was so long, so peaked, and incurvated, as to form in profile, with his impending forehead, the exact resemblance of a moon in the first quarter. The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves by Tobias Smolle

Such were the Egyptians in the Old World, and the Mexicans in the New. We have already had occasion to notice the resemblance borne by the latter nation to the former in their religious economy. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

T. H. Huxley Naturalists, therefore, express this resemblance and this diversity by grouping them as distinct species of the same “genus. Essays by T. H. Huxley

Oscar Wilde Criticism is no more to be judged by any low standard of imitation or resemblance than is the work of poet or sculptor. Intentions by Oscar Wilde [1891]

Edith Wharton The only point of resemblance between them lay in the effect they produced of the divine emanation of genius. Here and Beyond by Edith Wharton [1926]

It is in reading The Wild Duck that for the first time the really astonishing resemblance which Ibsen bears to Euripedes becomes apparent to us. Henrik Ibsen by Edmund Gosse

John Morley The changes in France he allowed to bear little resemblance or analogy to any of those which had been previously brought about in Europe. It is a revolution, he said, of doctrine and theoretic dogma. Burke by John Morley [1879]

His reddish tan complexion was the same color from hairline to throat, as though washed in by an expert, and it completed his resemblance to a mechanical drawing. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael Wes

Arthur Conan Doyle I should not like to suggest false hopes, Miss Morstan, but is there any resemblance between this hand and that of your father?” “Nothing could be more unlike. The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

But there the resemblance ends. Inside the Whale by George Orwell [1940]

He was struck by her strong resemblance to the dead Dilecta, and also by her attachment, herself being forty-five years of age, to a young man of twenty. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

The double, a frequent figure in English fiction, bears a resemblance to the Doppelgänger of German folk-tales. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Leslie Stephen The resemblance is much closer than Mr. Forster’s language would imply; but I agree with him that it does not justify Johnson and Scott in regarding it as more than a natural coincidence. Swift by Leslie Stephen [1882]

Thomas Hobbes Which doctrine the third Commandment by resemblance pointeth to. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

Another resemblance perplexed him. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

Pictet gives as a well-known instance, the general resemblance of the organic remains from the several stages of the Chalk formation, though the species are distinct in each stage. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

The resemblance between his son and the old India merchant, who had followed the trade from Salem to Boston when the larger city drew it away from the smaller, must have been what struck him. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

H. G. Wells Either he recognised me or he recognised a resemblance in me. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

She saw in this physical resemblance a reason for fostering a sentimental interest in him. At Twickenham by Ella D'Arcy [1897]

Our polite recognition of another’s resemblance to ourselves. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

It seemed to explain to him the change in Athos; a resemblance between the boy and the man explained the mystery of this regenerated existence. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

The foot of this bird is very small in proportion, but the back part of the leg bears no resemblance to that of the larger tinamou; hence one might conclude that it sleeps upon the ground. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

Ivan Turgenev I at once hastened off there, but from all I could hear the body had no resemblance to the baron. Dream tales and prose poems by Ivan Turgenev

Wilkie Collins The dense brown line of trees in the sky had faded in the gathering darkness to the faint resemblance of a long wreath of smoke. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

I remained petrified with his resemblance to his brother. The Corsican Brothers by Alexandre Dumas [1844]

Edgar Allan Poe The resemblance shall be so striking, that the company of masqueraders will take you for real beasts — and of course, they will be as much terrified as astonished. Old World Romances by Edgar Allan Poe

The resemblance accounted for the vague familiarity that had enveloped it from the first. Serapion by Francis Stevens

His conversation is most delightful, with some resemblance to that of Humboldt, but superior and allowing more dialogue. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

Yes! I traced in her a resemblance to both of them. A Smile of Fortune by Joseph Conrad [1911]

Wilkie Collins And now the resemblance was traced, to what conclusion did it point? Plainly, from Zack’s youth, to none in connection with him. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

Curtis noticed a certain external and internal resemblance in him to Webster, who was at times a thunderous-looking person — denoting, I suppose, the electric concentration in his cranium. The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns [1906]

Baldwin Spencer Fig. 5 is just slightly suggestive of one attached to a root, but the others have no resemblance whatever to them. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

H. G. Wells The resemblance to a club will strike us both. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

Wilkie Collins The room bore no sort of resemblance to a boudoir. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

It has not the least resemblance to a cabbage. A First Year in Canterbury Settlement by Samuel Butler

Henry James They pulled and pinched, they teased and tickled her; some of them even, as they termed it, shied things at her, and all of them thought it funny to call her by names having no resemblance to her own. What Maisie Knew by Henry James [1897]

George Gissing He bore no trace of resemblance to either the chemist or his daughter, yet was their relative. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Though but a single block of orange-red granite, it looks like three; and the Arabs, seeing in it some fancied resemblance to an arm-chair, call it Pharaoh’s throne. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

This resemblance rapidly increased, until I could definitely distinguish the head and body of a man. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

Samuel Johnson They remember names, and perhaps some proverbial sentiments; and, having no distinct ideas, coin a resemblance without an original. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

Arthur Conan Doyle He was a clean-shaven man like myself, and the resemblance between us was still so great that, for an instant, I thought it was my own reflection in the glass. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

The resemblance in the shape of the body and in the fin-like anterior limbs between dugongs and whales, and between these two orders of mammals and fishes, are analogical. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

George Gissing It was the sort of resemblance between her life and my own. Eve's Ransom by George Gissing [1894]

He saw now in a flash the resemblance which had baffled him. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Nathaniel Hawthorne About this time there went a rumor throughout the valley, that the great man, foretold from ages long ago, who was to bear a resemblance to the Great Stone Face, had appeared at last. The Snow Image and other stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1851]

In the form of her brow, in her oval chin, there was to be found a resemblance to her mother; nay in some moods, their gestures were not unlike; nor, having lived so long together, was this wonderful. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Arthur Conan Doyle One could but say that it was black and leathery and that it bore some resemblance to a dwarfish, human figure. His Last Bow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1917]

Jane Austen There is in everything a most remarkable resemblance of character and ideas between us. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [1813]

E. F. Benson She had seen the great resemblance to Georgie, and her whole magnificent scheme had flashed upon her. Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson [1935]

Samuel Johnson Alicia is a character of empty noise, with no resemblance to real sorrow or to natural madness. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

A. E. W. Mason Somehow, too, by much practice, I suppose, he had managed to elicit from his zither some sort of resemblance to what he remembered. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

It bore a strong superficial resemblance to the genuine article, but none the less it was not the real thing. Marvels and Mysteries by Richard Marsh

F. Scott Fitzgerald Pat was not Orson. Any resemblance must be faint and far-fetched and he was aware of the fact. The Pat Hobby Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1941]

It is, of course, a resemblance of relations and not of personalities; for though there is something of the Knight of La Mancha in Mr. Shandy, there is nothing of Sancho about his brother. Sterne by H. D. Traill [1882]

Frances Hodgson Burnett The likeness was—Oh! it was hellish that such a resemblance could be! In less than half an hour after she spoke to me I had shut another door. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

There is a resemblance of arrangement; so that the separate terms of each series, as well as the whole series, exhibit a correspondence. Geological contemporaneity and persistent types of life by Thomas Henry Huxley

Samuel Johnson His “Tale of a Tub” has little resemblance to his other pieces. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

The central portion becomes a little less fluid, and from an inchoate blur a resemblance to a diaphanous shell develops and floats, cloud-like, in a perfectly limpid atmosphere. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

Henry James The resemblance was deep and vivid; there was extreme fidelity of detail and yet a noble simplicity. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

Rudyard Kipling But Mrs. Haggert turned the remarks aside, and spent a long time in making Hannasyde see what a comfort and a pleasure she had been to him because of her strange resemblance to his old love. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

A case of that post-nuptial resemblance which so often establishes itself between married people. In Normandy by Ella D'Arcy [1904]

Arnold Bennett There they were, both of them in full street attire, she kneeling at the grate and he standing at the table, in the dank drawing-room which now had no resemblance to a home. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Leslie Stephen Had any one else made such a statement, Pope would have seen its resemblance to the complaint of the one reasonable juryman overpowered by eleven obstinate fellows. Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen [1880]

H. G. Wells He became a black blot on the scene, that had the remotest resemblance to a human form. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

Guy de Maupassan She looked at him, trying to find some resemblance to her husband or to her son. The History of a Heart by Guy de Maupassan

As all this, however, bore some resemblance to a duel, d’Artagnan began to recover himself little by little. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Isabella Bird All along I am quite impressed with the resemblance which the southern shores of Lake Van bear to some of the most beautiful parts of the Italian Riviera — Italian beauty seen under an Italian sky. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

George Meredith She bore no resemblance to the bundle of women. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

I think a resemblance to me would confuse me, often. A mother in India by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1903]

Gertrude Stein Like a very strange likeness and pink, like that and not more like that than the same resemblance and not more like that than no middle space in cutting. Tender Buttons by Gertrude Stein [1914]

George Gissing The Rev. Philip was in his sixty-seventh year; a thin, dry, round-shouldered man, with bald occiput, straggling yellowish beard, and a face which recalled that of Darwin. The resemblance pleased him. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

Willa Cather But they never spent any time on me, unless it was to notice the resemblance you speak of. The Troll Garden by Willa Cather [1905]

William Henry Bragg Materials of high atomic weight seem to be able to produce more complete scattering than those of low atomic weight,” The resemblance to the scattering of β rays is very striking. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

Arnold Bennett But since marriage her mental resemblance to a man had diminished daily, and now she was the most feminine woman he had ever met, in the unsatisfactory sense of the word. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Sir Walter Scott His head was covered with a scarlet cap, faced with fur — of that kind which the French call “mortier”, from its resemblance to the shape of an inverted mortar. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott [1820]

Jane Austen The resemblance between her and her mother was strikingly great. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen [1811]

Nor did the resemblance end here. The Tragedy in the Palazzo Bardello by Amelia B. Edwards

H. G. Wells One needs to see the drawings of these appearances in order to appreciate fully their remarkable resemblance in character. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

G. K. Chesterton Everything that is done in a hurry is certain to be antiquated; that is why modern industrial civilisation bears so curious a resemblance to barbarism. George Bernard Shaw by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

Victor Hugo We have already said, and we must repeat, that there is no resemblance between the House of Lords of the present day and that of the past. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Bronislaw Malinowski But to exaggerate this resemblance would be as erroneous as to deny it. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Edgar Allan Poe The delineation is before the reader, and he may, or may not, perceive the resemblance suggested; but the rest of the indentures afford strong confirmation of Peters’ idea. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

Wilkie Collins The last marks on the paper bear some resemblance to the first two letters (L and A) of the name of Lady Glyde. On the next page of the Diary, another entry appears. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Edgar Allan Poe The wreck seemed to have been there for a very great while; for the resemblance to boat timbers could scarcely be traced. The Gold-Bug by Edgar Allan Poe

Only a shallow nature believes that a resemblance in two cups means that they both contain the same wine. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

The resemblance was absolutely uncanny . The Haunted Woman by David Lindsay [1922]

George Gissing May was thoroughly plebeian in origin, and her resemblance to Lady Ogram might develop in a way it made him shudder to think of. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

He bears some resemblance to Cobbett, but he had none of Cobbett’s brutality; his faculties were more adroit, and his range of vision infinitely wider. Daniel Defoe by William Minto [1879]

William Hope Hodgson For a time longer, I gazed, noting, continually, some fresh point of resemblance that attracted me. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

By the term systematic affinity is meant, the general resemblance between species in structure and constitution. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Walter Besant Mr. Frank’s resemblance to his brother being so great that he might, by candle-light even, pass very well for the Earl. But he gets daily worse instead of better. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

Wilkie Collins There was no question of anything but the fearfully-exact resemblance between the living, breathing woman and the specter-woman of Isaac’s dream. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

Thomas Paine He is not affected by the reality of distress touching his heart, but by the showy resemblance of it striking his imagination. The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine [1791]

Henry Kingsley He also was dark-haired; but here at once all resemblance ceased. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Henry James If there was a thing in the world she desired at that moment, it was that the next day should have no point of resemblance with the day that had just elapsed. The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James [1897]

But she bore no resemblance to Mrs. Scott. “Is Mr. Todhetley at home?” The soft voice gave me a thrill and a shock, though years had elapsed since I heard it. Caromel’s Farm by Ellen Wood [1878]