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appearance

1. Law
a. the formal attendance in court of a party in an action
b. formal notice that a party or his legal representative intends to maintain or contest the issue
2. Philosophy
a. the outward or phenomenal manifestation of things
b. the world as revealed by the senses, as opposed to its real nature
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That is the ground which makes the fall of the first man, resulting in the production of the human race, appear evidently less free than a man's entry into marriage today.
He opened the door quickly; and Milady saw him appear, pale as usual, but with his eye inflamed and almost wild.
His discourses on indifferent subjects will divert as well as instruct, and if either in these, or in the relation of Father Lobo, any argument shall appear unconvincing, or description obscure, they are defects incident to all mankind, which, however, are not too rashly to be imputed to the authors, being sometimes, perhaps, more justly chargeable on the translator.
For this reason a prince ought to take care that he never lets anything slip from his lips that is not replete with the above-named five qualities, that he may appear to him who sees and hears him altogether merciful, faithful, humane, upright, and religious.
Well, my dear aunt, some of them appear old and others ugly, thanks to their ten-year-old fashions."
"You appear to be astonished," he said, smiling at my expression of surprise.
When all or nearly all the individuals exposed to certain conditions are affected in the same way, the change at first appears to be directly due to such conditions; but in some cases it can be shown that quite opposite conditions produce similar changes of structure.
An entertainment of many hues and many melodies where she was afraid she might appear small and mouse-colored.
The only light I can throw upon this enigma, is by remarking that banks of the most irregular forms appear to be now forming in some seas, as in parts of the West Indies and in the Red Sea, and that their sides are exceedingly steep.
From the deck of our schooner, anchored in the middle of the bay, he indicated by a theatrical sweep of his arm along the jagged outline of the hills the whole of his domain; and the ample movement seemed to drive back its limits, augmenting it suddenly into something so immense and vague that for a moment it appeared to be bounded only by the sky.
A green- covered book appeared, with the same picture inside, and a few words written by their mother, which made their one present very precious in their eyes.
Aramis did not appear. The conversation had languished in the royal family; Philippe, preoccupied, forgot to dismiss his brother and Madame Henrietta.