verb (used without object)
Origin of appear
Examples from the Web for appearing
Scalise offered his contrition that he had made a mistake and apologized for appearing before a group some 12 years ago.
And then a lot of these essays are appearing on the internet, and many of these personal essays are by women.Meghan Daum On Tackling The Unspeakable Parts Of Life|David Yaffe|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They pulled up in unmarked cars and on motorcycles, appearing en masse out of the darkness.
Doar and his staff prepared for the hearing as if they were appearing before the Supreme Court.Honoring The Late John Doar, A Nearly Forgotten Hero Of The Civil Rights Era|Gary May|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
First appearing in 1779, sex-assignment surgeries became increasingly popular from the nineteenth century onward.
And the stars behind them, instead of appearing to be green, had subsided to a dull red glow.Islands of Space|John W Campbell
Patience is no virtue of mine, and so far from appearing disposed to amend them, you daily multiply your errors.Memoirs of the Dukes of Urbino, Volume I (of 3)|James Dennistoun
She was silent for some time, leaning her head on her hand, and appearing deep in thought.A Rent In A Cloud|Charles James Lever
He was appearing before his companions only to give truth its just due.Arachne, Complete|Georg Ebers
Of course they were both singers, giving recitals together, like the Henschels, and appearing in concert and oratorio.Vocal Mastery|Harriette Brower
British Dictionary definitions for appearing
Word Origin for appear
Word Origin and History for appearing
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.