Origin of appearance
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Contemporary Examples of appearance
The majority of these stories are making their first appearance online.The Best of The Stacks: Mencken, Mel Brooks, Allman Brothers, and More
December 27, 2014
An appearance in even a third-tier bowl is worth a couple million dollars.Is Any College Football Coach Worth $60 Million? Jim Harbaugh Is
December 20, 2014
In Donetsk, there is at least the appearance of some sort of formalized legal process.The Corrupt Cops of Rebel-Held East Ukraine
December 11, 2014
At first blush, this practice may have the appearance of legitimacy in cases where detainees refused to eat or drink.‘Rectal Feeding’ Has Nothing to Do with Nutrition, Everything to Do with Torture
December 10, 2014
In an appearance Wednesday morning on CBS, Bratton focused on what he called the “professional agitators” within the protests.After No Indictment for Eric Garner Killer, Is NYC the Next Ferguson?
December 3, 2014
Historical Examples of appearance
There was a scar on one cheek, and, altogether, he was not very prepossessing in his appearance.
Bates was a stout sailor, rough in appearance, but with a warm and kindly heart.
I was very much annoyed at the natives not putting in appearance as promised.
The appearance of the country ahead is better than it looked yesterday.
The appearance of Mr. Gladstone was the signal for great applause.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
- the formal attendance in court of a party in an action
- formal notice that a party or his legal representative intends to maintain or contest the issueto enter an appearance
- the outward or phenomenal manifestation of things
- the world as revealed by the senses, as opposed to its real natureCompare reality (def. 4)
late 14c., "visible state or form, figure; mere show," from Anglo-French apparaunce, Old French aparance "appearance, display, pomp" (13c.), from Latin apparentia, abstract noun from aparentem, past participle of apparere (see appear). Meaning "semblance" is recorded from early 15c.; that of "action of coming into view" is mid-15c. Phrase keep up appearances attested from 1760 (save appearances in same sense is 1711).
see keep up appearances; put in an appearance.