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Appearance meaning

appearance - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. The act of appearing or coming into sight; the act of becoming visible to the eye; as, his sudden appearance surprised me.
  2. 2. A thing seed; a phenomenon; a phase; an apparition; as, an appearance in the sky.
  3. 3. Personal presence; exhibition of the person; look; aspect; mien.
  4. 4. Semblance, or apparent likeness; external show. pl. Outward signs, or circumstances, fitted to make a particular impression or to determine the judgment as to the character of a person or a thing, an act or a state; as, appearances are against him.
  5. 5. The act of appearing in a particular place, or in society, a company, or any proceedings; a coming before the public in a particular character; as, a person makes his appearance as an historian, an artist, or an orator.
  6. 6. Probability; likelihood.
  7. 7. The coming into court of either of the parties; the being present in court; the coming into court of a party summoned in an action, either by himself or by his attorney, expressed by a formal entry by the proper officer to that effect; the act or proceeding by which a party proceeded against places himself before the court, and submits to its jurisdiction.
  8. 8. Coming in sight; that which appears; probability; show.

appearance - examples of usage

  1. A hundred times had he prepared his speech and manner for this first appearance in public with Virginia after he had forced the right to walk in her company. - "The Crisis, Volume 6", Winston Churchill.
  2. One night the gentleman had ordered his horse to be brought, but waited in vain for its appearance. - "Stories of Animal Sagacity", W.H.G. Kingston.
  3. The dog did not make his appearance, and they began to fear that some accident had happened to the animal. - "Stories of Animal Sagacity", W.H.G. Kingston.
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