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resemble (someone or something) in (some manner or aspect)

To bear a resemblance to or seem quite like someone or something in some particular aspect, manner, or regard. It certainly resembles a classic '80s action film in its aesthetic and tone, but because it's being approximated, it just doesn't manage to feel authentic. A lot of people say I resemble my mother in my hard-headed resolve, which I always take as a compliment. He actually resembles the famous president in his peculiar manner of speaking.
See also: manner, resemble

resemble someone or something in something

to look or seem like someone or something. You resemble my Uncle Herman in the way you walk. This resembles vanilla ice cream in flavor, but not in consistency.
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If the property more closely resembles a capital asset, it is capital; if it more closely resembles ordinary income property, it is ordinary income.
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It is possible that in the next millennium, the typical American physician will more resemble an engineer, who is employed in a large corporation that is managed by non-engineers--often by experts in finance.
Sedgwick's frontier novel finally resembles the romances of Cooper, Simms, and Bird in that it "allows the Indians to fade peacefully from the vision of [the] text" (75).
In this respect, private market lenders, which are mainly life insurance companies, resemble banks more than they resemble buyers of publicly issued corporate debt.
Dogs and wolves resemble each other more than either resemble rabbits, for instance.
13), there has been speculation as to whether these materials would resemble typical thermoplastics or would be elastomeric.
According to Dale Purves, director of the Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience at Duke University, the notes in "Jingle Bells" resemble patterns in excited talking, while the notes in "We Three Kings" resembled patterns in subdued talking.
The wires resemble fish bones but also echo primitive metallic antennae, and the work as a whole is expressive but elegantly designed.
While for casual observers Shanghai has come to resemble Hong Kong, it feels its true rival is Beijing, still China's undisputed cultural and political capital.