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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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This expanded mission and new Look-Alike status name reflects the company's transition into a community-based healthcare system specialising in LGBTQ health & HIV care and a focus on medically underserved populations.
The winner will be judged by breakfast show presenters Wayne and Amy together with a professional James Bond look-alike.
A judging panel made up of past look-alike winners is to select the online winner by July 2.
The Honda Civic Type S - a sports model look-alike, but with a more demure performance
LOOK-ALIKE: Joyce Callaghan of Whickham with a wire model of Basil the cockerel, created by Gary Tiplady, right, and, inset, the real thing PICTURE: DAVE CHARLTON www.chroniclelive.co.uk/buyaphoto ref: 01383587
Look-alike contenders in sportsman's attire paraded across the stage during preliminary rounds before a judging panel of former winners.
Obermeyer added, "To avoid being tricked by look-alike compounds, ConsumerLab.com utilizes an enzymatic HPLC method that distinguishes chondroitin from similar sulfated compounds, known as glycosaminoglycans, such as heparin.
USP says its analysis detected an emerging trend that look-alike drug names in computerized direct order entry systems are becoming a source of confusion' This trend "likely will continue as these systems become a standard of practice." USP predicts.
P&G claims private labeler, Blue Cross Laboratories, is distributing look-alike Herbal Essences products under the name Herbal Passion to dollar store outlets.
Once the initial free-of-charge analysis of a customer database is complete, the company that provided the database has the option to purchase look-alike customer information.
(Representatives from DreamWorks didn't respond to requests for comment on Ugly's return and her unpopularity with right-wingers.) While we prefer the husky-voiced Jackie Kennedy look-alike Dr.
The hoods are led by Frank Costello (played with delicious malevolence by lack Nicholson), who has infiltrated a Boy Scout look-alike named Colin Sullivan (Matt Damon) into the ranks of Massachusetts' finest.
Fifteen-year-old Tom resembles teenage British heartthrob Prince George so closely that he makes money as a "look-alike," posing as the prince at events like supermarket openings.
The Prince's search for Cinderella takes him into the worlds of movies and opera--Prokofiev's other passions--where a Marlene Dietrich-like figure, a chorus line of legs, and a Maria Callas look-alike unsuccessfully try on the satin slipper.
Only after a number of flip-throughs does the character on the cover--a bald David Carradine look-alike whose outstretched hand appears to be on the cusp of emitting energy beams at you--become discernable as the newly-risen Jesus Christ displaying the stigmata.