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Appearance vs. Semblance

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Appearancenoun

The act of appearing or coming into sight; the act of becoming visible to the eye.

‘His sudden appearance surprised me.’;

Semblancenoun

likeness, similarity; the quality of being similar.

Appearancenoun

A thing seen; a phenomenon; an apparition.

‘There was a strange appearance in the sky.’;

Semblancenoun

the way something looks; appearance; form

Appearancenoun

The way something looks; personal presence

Semblancenoun

Seeming; appearance; show; figure; form.

‘Thier semblance kind, and mild their gestures were.’;

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Appearancenoun

Apparent likeness; the way which something or someone appears to others.

‘Some people say I'm shallow because I care so much about my appearance.’;

Semblancenoun

Likeness; resemblance, actual or apparent; similitude; as, the semblance of worth; semblance of virtue.

‘Only semblances or imitations of shells.’;

Appearancenoun

That which is not substance, essence, hypostasis; the outward reality as opposed to the underlying reality

‘Catholicism teaches that the Eucharist, while remaining under the physical appearance of bread and wine, becomes really and truly the body and the blood of Christ.’;

Semblancenoun

an outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading;

‘he hoped his claims would have a semblance of authenticity’; ‘he tried to give his falsehood the gloss of moral sanction’; ‘the situation soon took on a different color’;

Appearancenoun

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.

‘A person makes his appearance as an historian, an artist, or an orator.’; ‘David Beckham's first appearance with the LA Galaxy at Giants Stadium against the New York Red Bulls last night drew a crowd of 66237.’;

Semblancenoun

an erroneous mental representation

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Appearancenoun

(legal) An instance of someone coming into a court of law to be part of a trial, either in person or represented by an attorney or such like; a court appearance

Semblancenoun

picture consisting of a graphic image of a person or thing

Appearancenoun

(medical) Chiefly used by nurses: the act of defecation by a patient.

‘The patient had a small bowel obstruction and there was no appearance until after the obstruction resolved.’;

Appearancenoun

The act of appearing or coming into sight; the act of becoming visible to the eye; as, his sudden appearance surprised me.

Appearancenoun

A thing seed; a phenomenon; a phase; an apparition; as, an appearance in the sky.

Appearancenoun

Personal presence; exhibition of the person; look; aspect; mien.

‘And now am come to see . . . It thy appearance answer loud report.’;

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Appearancenoun

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.

‘There was upon the tabernacle, as it were, the appearance of fire.’; ‘For man looketh on the outward appearance.’; ‘Judge not according to the appearance.’;

Appearancenoun

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.

‘Will he now retire,After appearance, and again prolongOur expectation?’;

Appearancenoun

Probability; likelihood.

‘There is that which hath no appearance.’;

Appearancenoun

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.

Appearancenoun

outward or visible aspect of a person or thing

Appearancenoun

the event of coming into sight

Appearancenoun

formal attendance (in court or at a hearing) of a party in an action

Appearancenoun

a mental representation;

‘I tried to describe his appearance to the police’;

Appearancenoun

the act of appearing in public view;

‘the rookie made a brief appearance in the first period’; ‘it was Bernhardt's last appearance in America’;

Appearancenoun

pretending that something is the case in order to make a good impression;

‘they try to keep up appearances’; ‘that ceremony is just for show’;

Appearancenoun

the way that someone or something looks

‘she checked her appearance in the mirror’;

Appearancenoun

an impression given by someone or something

‘she read it with every appearance of interest’;

Appearancenoun

an act of performing or participating in a public event

‘he is well known for his television appearances’;

Appearancenoun

an act of arriving or becoming visible

‘the sudden appearance of her daughter startled her’;

Appearancenoun

a process of coming into existence or use

‘the appearance of the railway’;

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