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Definition of Appear


  1. To come or be in sight; to be in view; to become visible.
  2. To come before the public; as, a great writer appeared at that time.
  3. To stand in presence of some authority, tribunal, or superior person, to answer a charge, plead a cause, or the like; to present one's self as a party or advocate before a court, or as a person to be tried.
  4. To become visible to the apprehension of the mind; to be known as a subject of observation or comprehension, or as a thing proved; to be obvious or manifest.
  5. To seem; to have a certain semblance; to look.
  6. Appearance.

Appear Quotations

Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day.
Dalai Lama

Once vigorous measures appear to be the only means left of bringing the Americans to a due submission to the mother country, the colonies will submit.
George III

Scientific views end in awe and mystery, lost at the edge in uncertainty, but they appear to be so deep and so impressive that the theory that it is all arranged as a stage for God to watch man's struggle for good and evil seems inadequate.
Richard P. Feynman

I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.
Isaac Newton

All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit.
Thomas Paine
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Appear Translations

appear in Afrikaans is verskyn, lyk, skyn
appear in Danish is se ud
appear in Dutch is opdraven, opdagen
appear in German is erscheinen, auftreten, erscheint, erscheinen
appear in Italian is apparire, venni, esibirsi
appear in Latin is prodeo, orior oriri ortus, orior, appareo, videor
appear in Norwegian is vise seg, opptre
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