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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR APPEAR

They did not appear frightened, but he could not make anything out of them.

She was trying to extort a promise that she should appear in its pages, which, as we all remember, she did.

Grievously disordered they appear to be, as Hannah tells me.

We will not appear like fools in this matter, and as if we have no authority over our own daughter.

The Arabs also appear to have held similar opinions as to the power of music.

They also appear to have successfully applied it to the cure of diseases.

Judge them not by the gross and heavy form in which they now appear.

If any change was about to appear in Vavasor a change in the fortunes of the Raymounts prevented it.

They covered him up warm, and left him to sleep till the doctor should appear.

When, oh when would he appear, that her heart might go out to meet him!

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., "to come into view," from stem of Old French aparoir (12c., Modern French apparoir) "appear, come to light, come forth," from Latin apparere "to appear, come in sight, make an appearance," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + parere "to come forth, be visible," from PIE root *per- "to bring forth" (see pare). Of persons, "present oneself," late 14c. Meaning "seem, have a certain appearance" is late 14c. Related: Appeared; appearing.

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