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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

Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance. - Jean de La Fontaine
Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance.
Jean de La Fontaine

Don't get caught up in the 'look' thing. Sometimes, we as men and women, the first thing that attracts us to someone is their physical appearance, and that's not always a good thing because what's good on the outside is not always good on the inside.
Keith Sweat

A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right. - Thomas Paine
A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right.
Thomas Paine

Things are not always as they seem; the first appearance deceives many.
Phaedrus
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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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