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like unto

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like unto

  1. (archaic, chiefly biblical, in adjective or adverb phrases that express resemblance) like, similar to
    • 1843, Thomas Carlyle, Past and Present, Book 1, chapter 6, Aristocracy of Talent:
      In the Heavens, in the Earth, in the Waters, under the Earth, is none like unto thee.
    • 1843, Thomas Carlyle, Past and Present, Book 3, chapter 12, Reward:
      Truly, the first condition is indispensable, That Wisdom be there: but the second is like unto it, is properly one with it.
  2. (obsolete, in adjectival prepositional phrases expressing conformity or conformableness) conforming to, conformable to
    • ante 1536, William Tyndale, Expositions and notes on sundry portions of the Holy Scriptures, published 1849, Exposition of Matthew:
      I think all things to be damage, or loss, for the excellent knowledge's sake of Christ Jesus my Lord...and to know also the fellowship of his passions, that I might be made like unto his death.
  3. (obsolete, in adverbial prepositional phrases following verbs or participles of making, conforming, or thinking) like
    • ante 1536, William Tyndale, Expositions and notes on sundry portions of the Holy Scriptures, published 1849, Exposition of Matthew:
      Go to then, and desire God to print this profession in thine heart, and to increase it daily more and more; that thou mayest be full shapen like unto the image of Christ, in knowledge and love.