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with the help of either movie magic or makeup, the actress appeared to be the spitting image of the queen

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Michael, now 21, is the spitting image of his father. Michelle Manetti, Good Housekeeping, "Every Question You Have About Kelly Ripa's Husband and Three Kids, Answered," 13 Mar. 2019 And now, thanks to some photos of Prince Charles from 1976 going viral, it's become clear that Harry is also the spitting image of his dad. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Prince Harry Looks Exactly Like a Young Prince Charles & Fans Are Going Wild," 17 Nov. 2018 Take Kaia Gerber—still a spitting image of her mother Cindy Crawford—who managed to make a bouquet of bodega flowers look chic while wearing a checked blazer on the sunny streets of New York City. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "The Best Fashion Instagrams of the Week: FKA Twigs Kisses a Flower, Kaia Gerber Still Looks Like Cindy," 19 May 2018 Like the speakers, the touchpad is a spitting image of the original Blade 15’s, which brought me a sigh of relief. Stefan Etienne, The Verge, "Razer Blade 15 dual storage review: too much compromise," 8 Nov. 2018 Kenzie’s brother Evan, the spitting image of Jason, was born one year later. Rose Minutaglio, Good Housekeeping, "My Husband Tried to Murder Me in Our Yard. Then He Killed Himself.," 15 Oct. 2018 Justin Timberlake‘s 3-year-old son is the spitting image of his dad in a photograph the singer shared on Instagram Friday, featuring the curly-haired little boy planting a big kiss on his mom Jessica Biel. Jen Juneau, PEOPLE.com, "Jessica Biel Gives Son Silas a Sweet Smooch in the 'City of Love' — See Justin Timberlake's Pic," 6 July 2018 Casting Call Parisa Fitz-Henley is the spitting image of Meghan — and nailed her voice, too. Michele Corriston, PEOPLE.com, "Prince Harry & Meghan Markle: The Funniest Reactions to Lifetime's Movie About the Royal Couple," 13 May 2018 Liv Tyler is the spitting image of her Aerosmith frontman father Steven, with a proclivity for kohl-rimmed eyes to boot. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "6 Rock Royalty Daughters Who Inherited Famously Good Looks from Their Dads," 17 June 2018

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1887, in the meaning defined above

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: someone who looks very much like someone else

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