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ap·par·ent

(ă-pār'ent),
1. Manifest; obvious; evident (for example, a clinically apparent infection).
2. Frequently used (confusingly) to mean "seeming to be," ostensible, pseudo-.
[L. apparens, visible, fr. appareo, to come in sight]

apparent

(ă-par′ĕnt) [L. apparens, appearing]
1. Obvious and easily seen; not disguised or hidden.
2. Appearing at first to be true but, with greater knowledge or closer examination, may not be valid.

ap·par·ent

(ă-parĕnt)
1. Manifest; obvious; evident (e.g., a clinically apparent infection).
2. Frequently used (confusingly) to mean "seeming to be," ostensible, pseudo-.
[L. apparens, visible, fr. appareo, to come in sight]
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The drawers of a bureau, which stood in one corner were open, and had been, apparently, rifled, although many articles still remained in them.
she replied, quietly and seriously, and even, apparently, with some astonishment.
Prince Andrew evidently felt ill at ease, but to the two women it seemed quite natural that they should cry, and apparently it never entered their heads that it could have been otherwise at this meeting.
As she approached nearer I could see that she was a very comely creature, and like all her sex that I had seen in Caspak, apparently young.
The inspector was engaged, apparently, in studying the pattern of the carpet.
He was apparently not more than five feet in height, with proportions suggesting those of a gorilla--a tremendous breadth of shoulders, thick, short neck and broad, squat head, which had a tangled growth of black hair and was topped with a crimson fez.
When I found in La Plata the tooth of a horse embedded with the remains of Mastodon, Megatherium, Toxodon, and other extinct monsters, which all co-existed with still living shells at a very late geological period, I was filled with astonishment; for seeing that the horse, since its introduction by the Spaniards into South America, has run wild over the whole country and has increased in numbers at an unparalleled rate, I asked myself what could so recently have exterminated the former horse under conditions of life apparently so favourable.
On approaching nearer, a few more squeals are given, and off they set at an apparently slow, but really quick canter, along some narrow beaten track to a neighbouring hill.
The Renaissance learning, the apparently boundless vistas which it had opened to the human spirit, and the consciousness of his own power, evidently intoxicated Marlowe with a vast ambition to achieve results which in his youthful inexperience he could scarcely even picture to himself.
Holding a microscope to the first-mentioned red ant, I saw that, though he was assiduously gnawing at the near fore leg of his enemy, having severed his remaining feeler, his own breast was all torn away, exposing what vitals he had there to the jaws of the black warrior, whose breastplate was apparently too thick for him to pierce; and the dark carbuncles of the sufferer's eyes shone with ferocity such as war only could excite.
The child (a little boy, apparently about five years old) scrambled up to the top of the wall, and called again and again; but finding this of no avail, apparently made up his mind, like Mahomet, to go to the mountain, since the mountain would not come to him, and attempted to get over; but a crabbed old cherry-tree, that grew hard by, caught him by the frock in one of its crooked scraggy arms that stretched over the wall.
The famous little Becky Puppet has been pronounced to be uncommonly flexible in the joints, and lively on the wire; the Amelia Doll, though it has had a smaller circle of admirers, has yet been carved and dressed with the greatest care by the artist; the Dobbin Figure, though apparently clumsy, yet dances in a very amusing and natural manner; the Little Boys' Dance has been liked by some; and please to remark the richly dressed figure of the Wicked Nobleman, on which no expense has been spared, and which Old Nick will fetch away at the end of this singular performance.