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Definition of Appearance

Appearance

  1. The act of appearing or coming into sight; the act of becoming visible to the eye; as, his sudden appearance surprised me.
  2. A thing seed; a phenomenon; a phase; an apparition; as, an appearance in the sky.
  3. Personal presence; exhibition of the person; look; aspect; mien.
  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. 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. Probability; likelihood.
  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.

Appearance Quotations

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Aristotle

We are all born with a unique genetic blueprint, which lays out the basic characteristics of our personality as well as our physical health and appearance... And yet, we all know that life experiences do change us.
Joan D. Vinge

The discovery of truth is prevented more effectively, not by the false appearance things present and which mislead into error, not directly by weakness of the reasoning powers, but by preconceived opinion, by prejudice.
Arthur Schopenhauer

I like to make people feel happy and superior in their reaction towards my appearance.
Kurt Cobain

I'm intrigued by the way in which physical appearance can often direct a person's life; things happen differently for a beautiful woman than for a plain one.
Penelope Lively
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Appearance Translations

appearance in Danish is fremkomst, syn
appearance in Dutch is verschijning, verschijnen
appearance in French is spectacle, aspect, allure, apparence, apparition
appearance in German is Aussehen {n}, Erscheinung {f}, Anschein {m}
appearance in Italian is venni, apparenza, fenomeno, esteriore
appearance in Latin is vulticulus, facies
appearance in Spanish is aspecto, aparcia, vista, aparecimiento
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