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Residents of the neighborhoods where cops are needed the most are mixed on the impact of the apparent slowdown.
Neither is unnerved by her apparent anger, nor do they see her as threatening.
Despite her omnipresence, The Pinkprint makes it apparent how little we actually know about Nicki Minaj.Nicki Minaj Bares Her Own Vulnerability on ‘The Pinkprint’|Rawiya Kameir|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Another crowd moved west in an apparent bid to block the Holland Tunnel.
The apparent leader of this girl gang Lady, says, “You look angry, and I am intrigued.”
What caused the fear which, at the beginning of their interview, had been so apparent?No Clue|James Hay
His whole nervous system became affected, and it was apparent even to his daughter's eyes, that he was a very unhappy man.How It All Came Round|L. T. Meade
It was apparent that, seasoned to surprises as they were, Nick's presence took them aback.The Glimpses of the Moon|Edith Wharton
For, indeed, it was apparent That the beast was very sick.The Bon Gaultier Ballads|William Edmonstoune Aytoun
In conclusion I should like to express in words what must be only too apparent to every reader of this statement.The Evolution of the Dragon|G. Elliot Smith
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Word Origin and History for apparent
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.