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seem

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  • seem
  • be clear
  • be obvious
  • be evident
  • look (like or as if)
  • be apparent
  • be plain
  • be manifest
  • be patent

look (like or as if)

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  • look (like or as if)
  • seem
  • occur
  • look to be
  • come across as
  • strike you as

come into being

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perform

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Synonyms for appear

to come into view

to begin to appear or develop

to have the appearance of

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References in classic literature ?
And the farther we go back in examining events the less arbitrary do they appear.
"It appears," said the baron, seating himself in the armchair opposite that occupied by Milady, and stretching out his legs carelessly upon the hearth, "it appears we have made a little apostasy!"
He appears by his modest and unaffected narration to have described things as he saw them, to have copied nature from the life, and to have consulted his senses, not his imagination; he meets with no basilisks that destroy with their eyes, his crocodiles devour their prey without tears, and his cataracts fall from the rock without deafening the neighbouring inhabitants.
into the city of Blois had been noisy and brilliant his young majesty had therefore appeared perfectly satisfied with it.
The theories which I have expressed there, and which appear to you to be so chimerical are really extremely practical -- so practical that I depend upon them for my bread and cheese."
From the facts collected by Heusinger, it appears that white sheep and pigs are differently affected from coloured individuals by certain vegetable poisons.
The knots of blue ribbons appeared like violated flowers.
Having entered the harbour, it appears fine and spacious, with cliff-formed shores of horizontally stratified sandstone.
He appeared utterly cut off from everything but the sunshine, and that even seemed to be made for him alone.
These boots, an old foil, and a slashed doublet once used by an artist for some picture, were Jo's chief treasures and appeared on all occasions.
There could not, however, escape, in these circumstances, one of the surrounding details; and the new object which presented itself appeared as luminous as though it shone out in full sunlight.
``Yet,'' said Rebecca, ``you sate a judge upon me, innocent most innocent as you knew me to be you concurred in my condemnation, and, if I aright understood, are yourself to appear in arms to assert my guilt, and assure my punishment.''
Noirtier would not say that the only rest he needed was to see his child, but wished her good-night, for grief and fatigue had made her appear quite ill.
This, then, as the foundation, must be preserved: in other particulars carefully do and affect to seem like a king; first, appear to pay a great attention [1314b] to what belongs to the public; nor make such profuse presents as will offend the people; while they are to supply the money out of the hard labour of their own hands, and see it given in profusion to mistresses, foreigners, and fiddlers; keeping an exact account both of what you receive and pay; which is a practice some tyrants do actually follow, by which means they seem rather fathers of families than tyrants: nor need you ever fear the want of money while you have the supreme power of the state in your own hands.
Were we among the tamer scenes of nature I might fear to encounter your unbelief, perhaps your ridicule; but many things will appear possible in these wild and mysterious regions which would provoke the laughter of those unacquainted with the ever- varied powers of nature; nor can I doubt but that my tale conveys in its series internal evidence of the truth of the events of which it is composed."