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Definitions of appearance

  1. the event of coming into sight
  2. the act of appearing in public view; " the rookie made a brief appearance in the first period"; " it was Bernhardt's last appearance in America"
  3. pretending that something is the case in order to make a good impression; " they try to keep up appearances"; " that ceremony is just for show"
  4. formal attendance ( in court or at a hearing) of a party in an action
  5. outward or visible aspect of a person or thing
  6. a mental representation; " I tried to describe his appearance to the police"
  7. The act of appearing or coming into sight; the act of becoming visible to the eye; as, his sudden appearance surprised me.
  8. A thing seed; a phenomenon; a phase; an apparition; as, an appearance in the sky.
  9. Personal presence; exhibition of the person; look; aspect; mien.
  10. Semblance, or apparent likeness; external show. pl. Outward signs, or circumstances, fitted to make a particular impression or to determine the judgment as to the character of a person or a thing, an act or a state; as, appearances are against him.
  11. The act of appearing in a particular place, or in society, a company, or any proceedings; a coming before the public in a particular character; as, a person makes his appearance as an historian, an artist, or an orator.
  12. Probability; likelihood.
  13. The coming into court of either of the parties; the being present in court; the coming into court of a party summoned in an action, either by himself or by his attorney, expressed by a formal entry by the proper officer to that effect; the act or proceeding by which a party proceeded against places himself before the court, and submits to its jurisdiction.
  14. The act of becoming visible; the object seen; the act of coming before the public; presence in court; outward look or aspect.
  15. The act of appearing: the thing seen: apparent likeness: arrival: show.
  16. Coming in sight; that which appears; probability; show.
  17. An appearing; that which appears; aspect; semblance; indication; advent; publication.
  18. The act of appearing; the thing seen; a phenomenon; apparent likeness; semblance; outward show; introduction to the public in a particular character; look and bearing. A coming into court.
  19. A coming in sight; the thing seen; the look of a person or thing; pretence; show.
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Quotes of appearance

  1. We should look to the mind, and not to the outward appearance – Aesop
  2. In a house where there are small children the bathroom soon takes on the appearance of the Old Curiosity Shop. – Robert Benchley
  3. I do not overlook the fact that the appearance of these new, free nations in the European political community not only celebrates the return of the prodigal son but also creates new sources of friction here and there. – Hjalmar Branting
  4. I have been trying to point out that in our lives chance may have an astonishing influence and, if I may offer advice to the young laboratory worker, it would be this- never to neglect an extraordinary appearance or happening. – Alexander Fleming
  5. Beethoven had a great look. It was very much about the drama of appearance – Boy George
  6. As with all my work, whether it's a leaf on a rock or ice on a rock, I'm trying to get beneath the surface appearance of things. Working the surface of a stone is an attempt to understand the internal energy of the stone. – Andy Goldsworthy
  7. When the President was asked about global warming at a public appearance yesterday, he responded by talking about America's addiction to oil. You make the connection. – Gwen Ifill
  8. Another thing: despite my youthful appearance I am quite capable of making decisions. – Lara St. John
  9. Even when Darwin's teaching first made its appearance it became clear at once that its scientific, materialist core, its teaching concerning the evolution of living nature, was antagonistic to the idealism that reigned in biology. – Trofim Lysenko
  10. Today we are searching for things in nature that are hidden behind the veil of appearance We look for and paint this inner, spiritual side of nature. – Franz Marc
  11. On some level any appearance on Television can be seen as a product endorsement. – Marc Maron
  12. Neglect of appearance becomes men. – Ovid
  13. The external appearance of any construction projects that are created during the time of the National Socialist Reich must take on the sensibility of our time. – Fritz Todt
  14. People do not wish to appear foolish; to avoid the appearance of foolishness, they are willing to remain actually fools. – Alice Walker
  15. Intuition makes much of it; I mean by this the faculty of seeing a connection between things that in appearance are completely different; it does not fail to lead us astray quite often. – Andre Weil

Usage examples for appearance

  1. Her appearance her face, her smile, her eyes, her words. – An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad
  2. So I to the office and he away, and at noon I home to dinner, and all the afternoon late with Gibson at my chamber about my present great business, only a little in the afternoon at the office about Sir D. Gawden's accounts, and so to bed and slept heartily, my wife and I at good peace, but my heart troubled and her mind not at ease, I perceive, she against and I for the girle, to whom I have not said anything these three days, but resolve to be mighty strange in appearance to her. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  3. They did not put in an appearance – An Explorer's Adventures in Tibet by A. Henry Savage Landor
  4. But though Jesus was in the world, the time for His appearance as the Messiah had not yet come. – A Life of St. John for the Young by George Ludington Weed
  5. It is curious to consider how changed the appearance of things will be at the end of fifty years, should nature be left till then to take its course. – A Rambler's lease by Bradford Torrey
  6. No appearance of Hodgkinson and party. – McKinlay's Journal of Exploration in the Interior of Australia by John McKinlay
  7. I should like to see this fellow; what may he look like- from the appearance of yourself, Sir John, and many of your men- at- arms, there should be no few here but have met him. – The Outlaw of Torn by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  8. A hundred times had he prepared his speech and manner for this first appearance in public with Virginia after he had forced the right to walk in her company. – The Crisis, Volume 6 by Winston Churchill
  9. There was no appearance in him of a man that has been shot. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  10. We left the house, having in appearance made friends. – Marie by Alexander Pushkin
  11. When asked, " Don't you want to see Lillie's first appearance – In the Courts of Memory 1858-1875. by L. de Hegermann-Lindencrone
  12. About nine o'clock the landlord made his appearance – Ten Nights in a Bar Room by T. S. Arthur
  13. Sockna people say, " She has no husband," and others, " She is the Kaed's wife," to make the best of a bad appearance – Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846 by James Richardson
  14. Evidently he noticed nothing strange about her appearance – The Devil's Garden by W. B. Maxwell
  15. He had entered the room with no appearance of being pressed for time. – No Thoroughfare by Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins
  16. But the uncle was sure that he would sooner or later put in an appearance – Marriage à la mode by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  17. No, it wasnt my appearance – Greener Than You Think by Ward Moore
  18. Nothing was changed, to all appearance in the house; it might have been but yesterday that he walked out of it for the last time; and nothing was changed in the appearance of Mr. Southwode himself. – A Letter of Credit by Susan Warner
  19. But I doubt if you are very much like her except in appearance – Two Little Women on a Holiday by Carolyn Wells
  20. In a little while the " lord of the castle" himself made his appearance – Abbotsford and Newstead Abbey by Washington Irving

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