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look alike

1. noun A person or thing that looks very similar to another person or thing. When used as a noun, the term is often hyphenated or spelled as one word. After the product proved immensely popular, a number of cheap lookalikes started popping up all over the place. The TV show had to bring on a look-alike after one of the stars passed away in the middle of filming the third season.
2. verb To look very similar to another person or thing. To be honest, a lot of the small towns in this part of the country look alike. I was so tired and stressed during the exame that all the answers started looking alike. The old bigot said that all people of that ethnicity look alike to him.
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look alike

to appear similar. All these cars look alike these days. The twins look alike and not many people can tell them apart.
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She differed from the others in no feature that was appreciable to my earthly eyes, in fact all Mahars look alike to me: but when she crossed the arena after the balance of her female subjects had found their bowlders, she was preceded by a score of huge Sagoths, the largest I ever had seen, and on either side of her waddled a huge thipdar, while behind came another score of Sagoth guardsmen.
All lions may look alike to you and me; but not so to their intimates of the jungle.
All men look alike when they are a mile away, hence when we see a man a mile off we cannot tell what he will look like when he is only a yard away.
" As long as you love me" singer has been seen clubbing with look alikes of Selena.
Bieber seen having a good time with look alikes of Selena.
Raipur, Apr 12 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has roped in celebrity look alikes to campaign for elections.
The look alikes of Bollywood stars such as Shahrukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Ajay Devgan and cricketers like Sachin Tendulkar and Virendra Sehwag are all enthralling the voters in Raipur.
A PAIR of professional look alikes who pose as David and Victoria Beckham are to marry.
Posh and Becks look alike couple Matthew Middleton and Nerys Jones are to marry in real life
IT'SSTAR TIME: The Atomic Kitten look alikes from Childwall perform on Stars In Their Eyes Kids -Lauren Murray,Becky Doyle and Jennie Williamson; REAL THING: The real Atomic Kitten; STARRY STARRY NIGHT: Stephanie Partington playing Dido and,inset,as herself
FOUR Merseyside teenagers will battle for pop superstardom on the nation's top TV sound-and- look alike show.
THE look alikes will be heading to Crewe's Lyceum Theatre for its new autumn season.
Herbert said: ``We are looking for Hollywood look alikes like Laurel and Hardy, Marilyn Monroe or anyone recognisable from that era.
There is Rockin' On Heaven's Door on February 13 and 14 featuring look alikes of Elvis Presley,Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly.
AUDITIONS for Liverpool's first look alikes agency,Spit `N'Image,had shoppers staring in disbelief.