apparent

[ uh-par-uhnt, uh-pair- ]SEE DEFINITION OF apparent

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR APPARENT

For several weeks, there was no apparent change in Philothea's health or spirits.

Why he neglected to include the way of a maid with a man is not at once apparent.

That the problem is here crying aloud for solution is apparent.

This apparent inconsistency, however, lies only on the surface.

The husband went on speaking with no apparent heed of his wife's indifference.

His heavy face was drawn in an expression of apparent doubt.

There was apparent sinewy strength and vigor in the small form.

This ought to be apparent even to the proverbial wayfaring man.

But she had lied to him, and she had acted lies of apparent ignorance!

Traces of the French descent which the widow boasted of were apparent in Winnie too.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French aparant "evident, obvious, visible," from Latin apparentem (nominative apparens) "visible, manifest," present participle of apparere (see appear). First attested in phrase heir apparent (see heir). Meaning "superficial" is c.1400. Apparent magnitude in astronomy (how bright a heavenly body looks from earth, as opposed to absolute magnitude, which is how bright it really is) is attested from 1875.

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