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Dissimilitude  n.  
Want of resemblance; unlikeness; dissimilarity. "Dissimilitude between the Divinity and images."
(Rhet.) A comparison by contrast; a dissimile.

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"Dissimilitude" Quotes from Famous Books

... he should exercise this freedom, since, as Johnson has pointed out, there will always be an irreconcilable dissimilitude between Roman images and English manners. Moreover, the aim of the two poets was different, Pope's main object being to express personal enmities and to give an exalted notion of ...
— The Age of Pope - (1700-1744) • John Dennis

... we allege. Hooker saith,(574) that the reason why God forbade his people Israel the use of such rites and customs as were among the Egyptians and the Canaanites, was not because it behoved his people to be framed of set purpose to an utter dissimilitude with those nations, but his meaning was to bar Israel from similitude with those nations in such things as were repugnant to his ordinances and laws. Ans. 1. Let it be so, he has said enough against himself. For we have the same reason ...
— The Works of Mr. George Gillespie (Vol. 1 of 2) • George Gillespie

... whom we read and hear; and among those that are, whom we see and converse with; everyone hath received a several picture of face, and everyone a diverse picture of mind; everyone a form apart, everyone a fancy and cogitation differing: there being nothing wherein Nature so much triumpheth as in dissimilitude. From whence it cometh that there is found so great diversity of opinions; so strong a contrariety of inclinations; so many natural and unnatural; wise, foolish, manly, and childish affections and passions in mortal men. For it is not the visible ...
— Prefaces and Prologues to Famous Books - with Introductions, Notes and Illustrations • Charles W. Eliot

... of Chatterton's passion for fictitious statements; of his intimate acquaintance with antiquated language; of the almost preternatural maturity of his mind; of the dissimilitude of Rowley's language to contemporaneous writers; and of the obviously modern structure of all the compositions which the young bard produced, as the writings of Rowley and others, form, it is presumed, ...
— Reminiscences of Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Robert Southey • Joseph Cottle

Words linked to "Dissimilitude" :   unsimilarity, unlikeness

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