simulacrum

[ sim-yuh-ley-kruh m ]SEE DEFINITION OF simulacrum
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They radiate from the surface of the skin and reproduce a simulacrum, as it were, of the surface.

Denis, boy, will you do this thing and be for the time being the simulacrum of him we serve?

It might have been, for all I could tell, a simulacrum of the work of men.

Surely this is not argument; it is hardly the simulacrum of argument.

Or is this same Age of Hope itself but a simulacrum; as Hope too often is?

There will never more be really a Pope, but only the effigy or simulacrum of one.

Morality demands "the good," and not a simulacrum or make-shift.

I didn't look at him very much; I was studying the simulacrum of Yva.

So the altogether British love of sport compelled this little interlude in the abuse levelled at the “simulacrum.”

Distinctly outlined on the lid of the coffin was the simulacrum of the figure of a man.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, from Latin simulacrum "likeness, image, form, representation, portrait," dissimilated from *simulaclom, from simulare "to make like, imitate, copy, represent" (see simulation). The word was borrowed earlier as semulacre (late 14c.), via Old French simulacre.

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