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noun [countable/uncountable] resemblance pronunciation in British English /rɪˈzembləns/
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  1. if there is a resemblance between two people or things, they are similar, especially in their appearance
    resemblance between:

    The resemblance between the twins is striking.

    bear a resemblance to (=be similar to):

    Paul bears absolutely no resemblance to your father.

    bear a passing resemblance to (=be slightly similar to):

    He bore a passing resemblance to the suspect.


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spectacles; boiled sweets, candy; soft aniseed-flavoured jelly sweets coated with blue and pink sugar sprinkles

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