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.
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.