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English definition of “semblance”

semblance

noun
 
 
/ˈsembləns/
semblance of normality/order, etc a small amount of a quality, but not as much as you would like: Our lives have now returned to some semblance of normality.Seeming and purporting to beFaking and pretending
(Definition of semblance from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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