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  • noun Obsolete form of semblance.


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  • Which they full well acquieted, and yet vnable wysely to maister and gouerne their passions, or to moderate theim selues by good discretion, the seruauntes of the house (by reason of the frequented communication of the Gentleman with the Gentlewoman) began to suspecte theim, and to conceiue sinister opinion of their maistresse, although none of theim durste speake of it, or make other semblaunce of knowledge.

    The Palace of Pleasure, Volume 1 William Painter

  • The king making semblaunce as though the olde woman doted, began to laughe.

    The Palace of Pleasure, Volume 1 William Painter

  • To your {e} mastir looke ye geue diligent attendaunce; be curteyse, glad of cher {e}, & light of er {e} in eu {er} y semblaunce, 868 eu {er} waytyng {e} to þat thyng {e} þat may do hym plesaunce: to these p {ro} purtees if ye will apply, it may yow well {e} avaunce.

    Early English Meals and Manners Frederick James Furnivall 1867


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