Origin of appearance
Examples from the Web for appearance
The majority of these stories are making their first appearance online.The Best of The Stacks: Mencken, Mel Brooks, Allman Brothers, and More|Alex Belth|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Jesse Lawrence|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In Donetsk, there is at least the appearance of some sort of formalized legal process.
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|Russell Saunders|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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?|Jacob Siegel|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
By the river some women, no larger in appearance than little dolls, were standing and washing.A Russian Proprietor|Lyof N. Tolstoi
Arnold forced himself to accept the suggestion with some appearance of pleasure.The Lighted Way|E. Phillips Oppenheim
A bright lamp hanging from the roof lighted up the little room, and gave it much of the appearance of a cabin.The Log House by the Lake|William H. G. Kingston
It was one jom when she did not make her appearance as usual.A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder|James De Mille
A cow grazed in the woods, which had been partly cleared of under-brush, and had the appearance of a park grove.Hatchie, the Guardian Slave; or, The Heiress of Bellevue|Warren T. Ashton
British Dictionary definitions for appearance
- 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)
Word Origin and History for appearance
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).
Idioms and Phrases with appearance
see keep up appearances; put in an appearance.