The sequester is a slow-rolling cut, its pain real, but only apparent for most Americans over time.
The government has played this up to their advantage, in an apparent attempt to turn ordinary Syrians against the opposition.
I have repeatedly asked top executives to look at that data and offer some justification for that apparent bureaucratic bloat.
"We steal our own happiness for no apparent reason," says Danziger.
The exclusion of women from the public sphere, with the apparent acquiescence of the government, increases from year to year.
So much falsehood does it cost to obtain two apparent truths of tone.
The only fact at present apparent was, that the crowd was every moment increasing.
They seemed in no hurry, nor did they make any apparent effort to conceal themselves.
The owner spoke in low tones, but his furious determination was apparent.
This is apparent from their not having a term for it in their own tongue.
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.