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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ap·pear v. i. [imp. & p. p. Appeared p. pr. & vb. n. Appearing.]
 1. To come or be in sight; to be in view; to become visible.
    And God . . . said, Let . . . the dry land appear.   --Gen. i. 9.
 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.
    We must all appear before the judgment seat.   --2 Cor. v. 10.
    One ruffian escaped because no prosecutor dared to appear.   --Macaulay.
 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.
    It doth not yet appear what we shall be.   --1 John iii. 2.
    Of their vain contest appeared no end.   --Milton.
 5. To seem; to have a certain semblance; to look.
    They disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast.   --Matt. vi. 16.
 Syn: -- To seem; look. See Seem.