take on the appearance of

idiom

: to look like : resemble
Their meetings tend to take on the appearance of family gatherings.

Examples of take on the appearance of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Trees take on the shape of leaves; forests take on the appearance of folkloric embroidery. Raffi Khatchadourian, The New Yorker, 9 May 2022 The little homes take on the appearance of being overwhelmed by their new settings as the natural world invades their space. John Canale, cleveland, 9 Jan. 2023 The terrain can take on the appearance of large, round, shallow pits, sometimes abutting so closely that scientists monitoring them have to step carefully along narrow strips between them. Eric Roston, Anchorage Daily News, 13 Dec. 2021 After the groom leaves, the ghost, seeing his opportunity, shape-shifts to take on the appearance of the groom and shows up at the family home, making an excuse to the groom’s father for his early return and presenting himself to the bride. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 15 Apr. 2021 High-cut slippers are cut at the mid-calf and take on the appearance of oversized boots. Sian Babish, chicagotribune.com, 22 Dec. 2020 The Terminator films have typically featured robotic assassins that typically take on the appearance of cold, emotionless humans. Jeremy Hsu, Discover Magazine, 12 Dec. 2017

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“Take on the appearance of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20on%20the%20appearance%20of. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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