Definitions of appear

  1. present oneself formally, as before a ( judicial) authority; " He had to appear in court last month"; " She appeared on several charges of theft"
  2. come into sight or view; " He suddenly appeared at the wedding"; " A new star appeared on the horizon"
  3. come into being or existence, or appear on the scene; " Then the computer came along and changed our lives"; " Homo sapiens appeared millions of years ago"
  4. be issued or published, as of news in a paper, a book, or a movie; " Did your latest book appear yet?"; " The new Woody Allen film hasn't come out yet"
  5. appear as a character on stage or appear in a play, etc.; " Gielgud appears briefly in this movie"; " She appeared in ` Hamlet' on the London stage"
  6. give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect; " She seems to be sleeping"; " This appears to be a very difficult problem"; " This project looks fishy"; " They appeared like people who had not eaten or slept for a long time"
  7. seem to be true, probable, or apparent; " It seems that he is very gifted"; " It appears that the weather in California is very bad"
  8. be issued or published; " Did your latest book appear yet?"; " The new Woody Allen film hasn't come out yet"
  9. Appearance.
  10. To come or be in sight; to be in view; to become visible.
  11. To come before the public; as, a great writer appeared at that time.
  12. To stand in presence of some authority, tribunal, or superior person, to answer a charge, plead a cause, or the like; to present one's self as a party or advocate before a court, or as a person to be tried.
  13. To become visible to the apprehension of the mind; to be known as a subject of observation or comprehension, or as a thing proved; to be obvious or manifest.
  14. To seem; to have a certain semblance; to look.
  15. To come or be in sight; to become visible; seem; as, he appears ill; to come before the public.
  16. To become visible: to be present: to seem, though not real.
  17. To be or to come in sight; to seem.
  18. To come into view; become visible.
  19. To seem, or seem likely.
  20. To come into view; to become visible; to come before; to be manifest; to be evident; to seem. See Apparent.
  21. To be visible; to come in sight.

Quotes of appear

  1. Some people find an interest in making money, and though they appear to be slaving, many actually enjoy every minute of their work. – Walter Annenberg
  2. One moment you appear to be riding the crest of a wave, only to have the rug pulled away from you, bringing you back down to earth with a sickening thud. – John Barrow
  3. Cheerfulness, it would appear is a matter which depends fully as much on the state of things within, as on the state of things without and around us. – Charlotte Bronte
  4. Talk of the devil, and his horns appear – Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  5. Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction. – Anne Frank
  6. I think at times I appear to be miserable when I am not... I might be having quite a good thought at that moment, but it seems I look miserable. I am not. – Damon Hill
  7. I live my life trying to never appear to be a small man. – Julius Erving
  8. From the intrinsic evidence of his creation, the Great Architect of the Universe now begins to appear as a pure mathematician. – James Jeans
  9. Poetry should surprise by a fine excess and not by singularity, it should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance. – John Keats
  10. Old friends pass away, new friends appear It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend- or a meaningful day. – Dalai Lama
  11. If God had meant Harvard professors to appear in People magazine, She wouldn't have invented The New York Review of Books. – Anna Quindlen
  12. From sixteen to twenty, all women, kept in humor by their hopes and by their attractions, appear to be good -natured. – Samuel Richardson
  13. To the intelligent man with an interest in human nature it must often appear strange that so much of the energy of the scientific world has been spent on the study of the body and so little on the study of the mind. – Edward Thorndike
  14. If you study the writings of the mystics, you will always find things in them that appear to be paradoxes, as in Zen, particularly. – Alan Watts

Usage examples for appear

  1. Dio did not appear – With Axe and Rifle by W.H.G. Kingston
  2. When does your first number appear – The Lesser Bourgeoisie by Honore de Balzac
  3. Ashton- Kirk listened with careful attention, and when Bat had finished, he said: " You appear to have had quite a time of it. – Ashton-Kirk, Criminologist by John T. McIntyre
  4. Her mother did not appear – The Front Yard by Constance Fenimore Woolson
  5. Still he did not appear – Cord and Creese by James de Mille
  6. Somehow, they appear to get away with all these things, and more. – Fish Stories by Henry Abbott
  7. He looked with anxiety at some blood that had begun to appear on the lips. – Harvest by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  8. He did not appear to see Virginia. – The Crisis, Volume 7 by Winston Churchill
  9. Does it appear to you to be the same? – The Comedies of Terence by Publius Terentius Afer
  10. You seem to have tried to make it appear as bad for yourself as you can. – Ideala by Sarah Grand
  11. My dearest soul- Would you have me appear I would have you appear Sir, as you are! – Clarissa, Volume 5 (of 9) by Samuel Richardson
  12. It might appear as though he had been afraid. – The Regent's Daughter by Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
  13. Poor Lucy was too ill to appear at dinner that day, and for several more she did not stir out. – The Star-Gazers by George Manville Fenn
  14. I called to him several times, but he did not appear – Adventures in Australia by W.H.G. Kingston
  15. Now consider who ought to appear – The Orations of Lysias by Lysias
  16. I could not ask more than that each of those ladies might appear to the other what each has appeared to me. – The Correspondence of Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1834-1872, Vol II. by Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson
  17. He started, looked round surprised, and did not appear to recognize me. – Vendetta A Story of One Forgotten by Marie Corelli
  18. He died in 1791. His 'Anecdotes on the Revolution in Russia' did not appear till 1797; his Histoire de l'Anarchie de Pologne not till even later. – A Short History of French Literature by George Saintsbury
  19. Dear Roger, she murmured, he didn't appear well the last time I saw him. – Without a Home by E. P. Roe
  20. I should like to explain to you, my dear, that I am not as rich a woman as I appear – A College Girl by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey

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