His mouth wore its usual semblance of a smile.
It is a serious flaw in the play that the fate of the heroine is virtually decided before the curtain rises, and the poet is obliged to create by theatrical devices the semblance of a tragic conflict which, in reality, does not exist.
It had to be difficult to maintain any semblance of authority with a toddler clinging to his face, but he managed to do it.
Finally she achieved some semblance of order and left the room.
The set harangue of teacher to pupil, in which steps in argument are slurred and the semblance of co-inquiry is rendered nugatory, must be eliminated.