verb (used without object)
- appeal play,
- appear as,
- appearance money,
Origin of appear
Examples from the Web for appeared
He appeared to understand however belatedly that he was in the presence of another kind of greatness.
That quote has been misattributed to him since it first appeared in 1881, when Ben would have been 175 years old.
And that was well before this Christmas, when he appeared to joke about Obama being a Muslim.How James Woods Became Obama’s Biggest Twitter Troll|Asawin Suebsaeng|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Someone recently sent me an old Joan Didion essay on self-respect that appeared in Vogue.Daphne Merkin on Lena Dunham, Book Criticism, and Self-Examination|Mindy Farabee|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A drawing of three skulls along with a message in English appeared on computer screens at the targeted firms.Inside the ‘Surprisingly Great’ North Korean Hacker Hotel|Michael Daly|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She appeared to hesitate over her answer, and he could feel her tumultuous breathing.Bob Hampton of Placer|Randall Parrish
It was especially because Vaudrey appeared to be so happy, that his young wife was so contented.His Excellency the Minister|Jules Claretie
The capital of the kingdom of Lilliput appeared to be partially surrounded by a vast and melancholy campagna of turnips.The Catholic World; Volume I, Issues 1-6|E. Rameur
The intelligent Yankee soon bethought him of a scheme; and one that appeared feasible.The Bandolero|Mayne Reid
As he spoke the light disappeared, and a fresh one appeared from astern.The Black Bar|George Manville Fenn
Word Origin for appear
late 13c., "to come into view," from stem of Old French aparoir (12c., Modern French apparoir) "appear, come to light, come forth," from Latin apparere "to appear, come in sight, make an appearance," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + parere "to come forth, be visible," from PIE root *per- "to bring forth" (see pare). Of persons, "present oneself," late 14c. Meaning "seem, have a certain appearance" is late 14c. Related: Appeared; appearing.