What does the word semblance mean?

Usage examples for semblance

  1. Jotan, shouting orders in an effort to rally his scattered men to some semblance of order, caught sight of the doomed princess as Sadu rose in his spring toward her. – The Return of Tharn by Howard Carleton Browne
  2. The pleasure, to Rotha, was so keen that it almost took on the semblance of pain. – A Letter of Credit by Susan Warner
  3. The light in the library had been extinguished, and the light that came from the hall swayed about the room with the movement of the curtains and gave a momentary semblance of life to the face of the man upon the couch. – The Indian Drum by William MacHarg Edwin Balmer