samankaltaisuus englanniksi   likelihood fi, resemblance fi, comparison fi, similarity fi


: In all likelihood the meeting will be cancelled.

: The likelihood is that the inflation rate will continue to rise.

: "There is no likelihood between pure light and black darkness, or between righteousness and reprobation." (Sir W. Raleigh)

: "What of his heart perceive you in his face by any likelihood he showed to-day ?" (Shak)

*: Words and things were united in their resemblance. Renaissance man thought in terms of similitudes: the theatre of life, the mirror of nature. There were four ranges of resemblance.
Aemulation was similitude within distance: the sky resembled a face because it had “eyes” — the sun and moon.
Convenientia connected things near to one another, e.g. animal and plant, making a great “chain” of being.
Analogy: a wider range based less on likeness than on similar relations.
Sympathy likened anything to anything else in universal attraction, e.g. the fate of men to the course of the planets.
A “signature” was placed on all things by God to indicate their affinities — but it was hidden, hence the search for arcane knowledge. Knowing was guessing and interpreting, not observing or demonstrating.

: ux|en|to bring a thing into comparison with another;  there is no comparison between them

: ux|en|He made a careful comparison of the available products before buying anything.

*: As sharp legal practitioners, no class of human beings can bear comparison with them.

*: The miracles of our Lord and those of the Old Testament afford many interesting points of comparison.

*: "I dont want to spoil any comparison you are going to make," said Jim, "but I was at Winchester and New College." ¶ "That will do," said Mackenzie. "I was dragged up at the workhouse school till I was twelve.nb..."

: ux|en|There really is no comparison between the performance of todays computers and those of a decade ago.

*: Whereto shall we liken the kingdom of God? Or with what comparison shall we compare it?

: Hardly is there a similarity detected between two or three facts, than men hasten to extend it to all. — Sir W. Hamilton.

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