VERB + SEMBLANCE have | lack The film lacks any semblance of realism. | gain | drop, lose He dropped all semblance of dignity and rushed down the street after her. | keep, maintain, preserve, retain | bring, give sth She struggled to bring a semblance of order to the meeting. | restore (sth to), return (sth) to
PREP. in/into a/the ~ of She bared her teeth in a semblance of a smile. | ~ of He tried to restore some semblance of normality to their home life.
PHRASES a/some semblance of order