similitude


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similitude

 [sĭ-mil´-ĭ-to̳d]
a principle of motor development: it is necessary that change in form be in proportion to change in size.
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Whatever occurred in the instant present, Martin's mind immediately presented associated antithesis or similitude which ordinarily expressed themselves to him in vision.
Is it not, my dear madam, the faint similitude of--'
And pray continue to utter them; at any rate let us hear if there is anything more to be said about the similitude of the sun.
In all these, however, and in every other similitude of life to the theatre, the resemblance hath been always taken from the stage only.
Be terse in style, vigorous of phrase, apt, concretely apt, in similitude.
With both her hands on his arm, she shored it back and tried to draw it forward sharply in similitude of a punch.
However, I went down thus two or three days, and having seen nothing, I began to be a little bolder, and to think there was really nothing in it but my own imagination; but I could not persuade myself fully of this till I should go down to the shore again, and see this print of a foot, and measure it by my own, and see if there was any similitude or fitness, that I might be assured it was my own foot: but when I came to the place, first, it appeared evidently to me, that when I laid up my boat I could not possibly be on shore anywhere thereabouts; secondly, when I came to measure the mark with my own foot, I found my foot not so large by a great deal.
I own that this dream had nothing in it literally and specifically true; but the general part was so true--the base; villainous behaviour of these three hardened rogues was such, and had been so much worse than all I can describe, that the dream had too much similitude of the fact; and as I would afterwards have punished them severely, so, if I had hanged them all, I had been much in the right, and even should have been justified both by the laws of God and man.
Les deux cinematographies ne manquent pas en effet de points de similitude et affichent des ambitions identiques, notamment pour affermir un cinema national authentique, ancre dans son environnement, dans un monde globalise et ou des cinemas dominants ont depuis longtemps balise les pistes de fabrication et de circulation des films.
beaucoup moins que] L'integration maghrebine est plus que jamais d'actualite au vu de la similitude des defis de developpement des pays nord-africains, des opportunites qu'elle represente en termes de croissance et d'emploi et des atouts economiques et geostrategiques dont dispose cette region a-t-il dit.
Mabanckou and Baldwin share some similitude in their trajectories: born from unknown fathers and exiled from their homes, they both blossom intellectually in their adopted countries.
To reveal and to conceal go together, similitude and dissimilitude are inseparable.