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The tribute that we pay to achievements that resembles, but do not equal, our own.

The caterpillar, for example, resembles the worm which is the ancestor of the insects.

Sometimes it resembles a spider's web when it is called arachnoid.

It resembles in form C. pyxidata, but it is quite a distinct species.

“So you think Mrs. Corcoran Dunn resembles her, do you,” he observed.

The younger Socrates resembles his namesake in nothing but a name.

I have been left in this room insensible, and the impostor who resembles me—where is he now?

That is to say, when it is at the full, and resembles a great O.

Tea at the club, which resembles other clubs all the world over.

To you, it looks like a straight razor while, to Sacks, it resembles a shoe.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., from Old French resembler "belike" (12c., Modern French ressemble), from re-, intensive prefix, + sembler "to appear, to seem, be like," from Latin simulare "to copy" (see similar (adj.)). Related: Resembled; resembling.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.