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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MORE APPARENT

In the light of morning the isolation of the inn is more apparent than at night.

But the longer he looked, the more apparent became the fact.

But the disaster to the cause of the Allies was more apparent than real.

What reason he had to be unquiet, will be more apparent at a later period.

Tolliver wondered at the indecision in the other's eyes, which was more apparent.

And yet this opposition may have been more apparent than real.

"The sense of the House" was more apparent in its decisions then than it is to-day.

He smoked a cigarette and his interest was, perhaps, more apparent than real.

It is more apparent to me now when I have had time to search my soul.

The untrustworthiness of these people is more apparent and troublesome than ever.

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.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.