Examples of likeness in a Sentence
a stamp bearing the likeness of a president
There's some likeness between them.
There's an uncanny likeness between them.
Recent Examples of likeness from the Web
His likeness was flaunted by none other than Call Me By Your Name screenwriter James Ivory, who wore a portrait of the actor on his button-down shirt.
But trying to understand or appreciate art — particularly painting, which relies so heavily upon texture, color and scale — by looking at its photographic likeness is like tasting food from a TV screen.
Perhaps female and minority viewers were once more tolerant of films that offered only caricatures of themselves, or omitted their likenesses altogether.
The political conservative isn't interested in having his likeness support the Democrat.
Calipari says players should also be allowed to cash in on their likeness, most prominently via endorsements, and signing autographs.
Even if Louie resembles Sivero, the Louie character contains significant transformative content other than Sivero’s likeness.
Read more: America's first African-American First Couple, who unveiled their official portraits Feb. 12 at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C., selected two acclaimed African-American artists to capture their likenesses.
Last month, a twist of fate led Kim Kardashian's former boss, Paris Hilton to be dressed in her likeness for the newest Yeezy campaign.
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First Known Use of likeness
before 12th century
Synonym Discussion of likeness
- a remarkable likeness to his late father
- some similarity between the two cases
- statements that bear little resemblance to the truth
- two schools of social thought showing points of similitude
- pointed out analogies to past wars
LIKENESS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of likeness for English Language Learners
: a picture of a person
: the quality or state of being alike or similar especially in appearance
LIKENESS Defined for Kids
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