family resemblance


: a similarity in the way people look because they are related
People say they can see the family resemblance between my sister and me.

Examples of family resemblance in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Jonathan Gitlin Definitely more of a family resemblance to the 911 and Taycan in the rear silhouette. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 24 Nov. 2023 Despite the family resemblance, pterosaurs were not dinosaurs. Riley Black, Smithsonian Magazine, 19 Sep. 2023 With hard edges on the bodysides and angular lighting elements, the family resemblance between the two-row EV5 and the three-row Kia EV9 is clear. Joey Capparella, Car and Driver, 25 Aug. 2023 The 69-year-old, who bears the Kennedy family resemblance, though with a weathered face and raspy voice, is vying for the White House. Rachel Looker, USA TODAY, 29 June 2023 The visual design is also the same, with the same slim profile and rounded corners providing plenty of family resemblance. Brian Westover, PCMAG, 6 June 2023 The headphones that Grado makes also have a family resemblance. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 3 May 2023 On last week’s episode (aired Friday, March 24), the top five contestants took part in the now-iconic makeover challenge, transforming teachers from around the country into fabulous drag queens bearing a strong family resemblance to their respective queens. Stephen Daw, Billboard, 28 Mar. 2023 Harman Kardon and Alexa available The interior continues the family resemblance: Dodge’s twin-rhombus slashes adorn the steering wheel and the 10.25-in touch screen has the latest version of Stellantis’s excellent Uconnect infotainment system. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 22 Mar. 2023 See More

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“Family resemblance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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