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semblance

noun [U]  /ˈsem·bləns/ us  
a similarity to something, or the appearance of being or having something: She’s raising two kids, holding down a full-time job, and trying to maintain some semblance of a personal life.
Translations of “semblance”
in Spanish apariencia…
in French semblant…
in German die Gestalt…
in Chinese (Traditional) 近似, 相似, 假像…
in Chinese (Simplified) 近似, 相似, 假象…
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