What is semblance?

  • (noun): Picture consisting of a graphic image of a person or thing.
    Synonyms: likeness
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on semblance:

Philosophy In The Tragic Age Of The Greeks - Anaxagoras
... objections against Parmenides the origin of semblance, and the mobility of thought ... the many things that we experience in the world are not mere semblance but do not come from nothing and do not come from one single thing, what is their origin? Since like produces like ... Change and motion are not semblance and are truly real ...
Winter In Venice - Track Listing
... Calling Home" "Winter In Venice" "At Saturday" "Semblance Suite In Three Or Four Movements I" "Semblance Suite In Three Or Four Movements II" "Semblance Suite In Three Or Four Movements III ...
Gospel Of Basilides
... This is known as the semblance theory in theological circles ... The name is derived from dokesis, "appearance" or "semblance" though for what reason is not apparent ...
Archimago's Role in The Poem
... bookes," and from these he gets the idea of transforming the dream spirit into an airy semblance of what in later cantos will be the very image of our truant hero undone by the witch's wiles, a ... guile, with usage sly He taught to imitate that Lady trew, Whose semblance she did carrie under feigned hew ... common with Archimago's "miscreated faire" she may be said to carry the semblance of Truth "under feigned hew" of "that Lady trew." Whenever the allegorical project presses countertextually on the ...
Letter To The Smyrnaeans
... truly raised himself up not as certain unbelievers say, that he suffered in semblance, they themselves only existing in semblance." The term translated "semblance" is the Greek work "dokein ...

More definitions of "semblance":

  • (noun): An outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading.
    Example: "He hoped his claims would have a semblance of authenticity"
    Synonyms: gloss, color, colour
  • (noun): An erroneous mental representation.
    Synonyms: illusion

Famous quotes containing the word semblance:

    The nearer people approach old age the closer they return to a semblance of childhood, until the time comes for them to depart this life, again like children, neither tired of living nor aware of death.
    Desiderius Erasmus (c. 1466–1536)

    Many men are deeply moved by the mere semblance of suffering in a woman; they take the look of pain for a sign of constancy or of love.
    Honoré De Balzac (1799–1850)

    The customs of some savage nations might, perchance, be profitably imitated by us, for they at least go through the semblance of casting their slough annually; they have the idea of the thing, whether they have the reality or not.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)