n [sing, U] ~ of sth appearance of being sth; likeness to sth 外表; 外观; 外貌; 与某物相似
*put on a semblance of cheerfulness 装出愉快的样子
* bring the meeting to some semblance of order 把会议维持得像是有些秩序的样子.
[Date: 1300-1400; Language: Old French;Origin: sembler 'to be like, seem']
a/some semblance of sth
a situation, condition etc that is close to or similar to a particular one, usually a good one
She was trying to get her thoughts back into some semblance of order .
After the war, life returned to a semblance of normality.