bear a resemblance


: to look a lot like someone else
She bore a resemblance to her aunt.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The terms of this latest agreement bear a resemblance to a 2018 peace deal that brought an end to fighting in Hodeida but failed to bring wider peace. NBC News, 2 Apr. 2022 Pico balloons seemingly bear a resemblance to the objects shot down over Alaska, Canada and the South Carolina coast in recent days. Arkansas Online, 18 Feb. 2023 The recent robberies bear a resemblance to the cases, reported by NBC News in November, of Julio Ramirez, 25, a social worker, and John Umberger, 33, a political consultant, who were targeted in similar fashion and suffered unexplained deaths. Matt Lavietes, NBC News, 2 Feb. 2023 If the floor-to-ceiling windows of the stunning MetalLark Tower bear a resemblance to the architectural style of Anaway Place, that’s not a coincidence — the former served as inspiration for this rental in Polk County. Chelsey Lewis, Journal Sentinel, 15 Dec. 2022 The full-size crossover, effectively a replacement for the XC90, is expected to arrive next year and bear a resemblance to the Concept Recharge (pictured here) from 2021. Caleb Miller, Car and Driver, 28 Feb. 2022 Arranged in two rows, the 16 paintings in Thebe Phetogo’s show at Von Ammon Co. bear a resemblance to a lineup of criminals. Washington Post, 24 Dec. 2021 Or at least something that at times could even get close to it, bear a resemblance, put its talent — and its talent is considerable — to productive use. Nick Canepa Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Sep. 2021 Four grand columns make up the home's neoclassical façade, which does, indeed, bear a resemblance to the house Noah Calhoun, played by Ryan Gosling, builds in the 2004 movie. Nathalie Kirby, House Beautiful, 28 June 2021 See More

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“Bear a resemblance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Jun. 2023.

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