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semblable

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English

Etymology

From Middle English, from Middle French, from Old French sembler (to be like) + -able

Adjective

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Positive
semblable

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Superlative
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  1. Similar.
  2. Apparent.
  3. Conformably.

Noun

Singular
semblable

Plural
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semblable ({{{1}}})
  1. (obsolete) something similar

Quotations

  • 1602 : William Shakespeare, Hamlet , act V scene 2
    [...] but in the verity of extolment, I take him to be a soul
    of great article, and his infusion of such dearth and rareness
    as, to make true diction of him, his semblable is his
    mirror, and who else would trace him his umbrage,
    nothing more. (lines 115-120)

French

Pronunciation

Adjective

semblable (epicene, plural semblables)

  1. similar
    • Cette maison est assez semblable. This house is quite similar.

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