Sentence Examples


  • His mouth wore its usual semblance of a smile.
  • It is a serious flaw in the play that the fate of the heroine is virtually decided before the curtain rises, and the poet is obliged to create by theatrical devices the semblance of a tragic conflict which, in reality, does not exist.
  • It had to be difficult to maintain any semblance of authority with a toddler clinging to his face, but he managed to do it.
  • Finally she achieved some semblance of order and left the room.
  • In 1890 a semblance of the penalty was still maintained: the offender being allowed to escape from a burning hut through a crowd of snake-worshippers armed with clubs; if discreet in his bribes, and lucky, he might reach running water and could purify himself there.