Well, President Obama “mixed in” in Syria two years ago without the semblance of a coherent strategy.
He forced her, along with her older sisters, to forgo any semblance of a normal childhood.
I joined them at the table for a three-course meal, and tried to ease into a semblance of small talk.
One can only hope that, with the whole country watching, some semblance of justice can be salvaged in Florida.
Obama has tried every which way to avoid any semblance of another war for America in the Middle East.
They set off at once, death in their hearts, yet clinging outwardly to any semblance of a hope.
The semblance of a trial followed; he was condemned and transported to Cayenne.
Perhaps, after these gloomy days and years, a semblance of sunlight may return.
It was she—it was her arms and necks which gave that semblance of amorous vitality to her fruit.
It only bursts into life, it only bursts even into the semblance of life, when the sun shines.
c.1300, "fact of appearing to view," from Old French semblance, from semblant "likeness, appearance," present participle of sembler "to seem, appear," from Latin simulare "to resemble, imitate," from similis "like" (see similar (adj.)). Meaning "person's appearance or demeanor" is attested from c.1400; that of "false, assumed or deceiving appearance" is from 1590s. Meaning "person or thing that resembles another" is attested from 1510s.