appeared; appearing; appears
: to be or come in sight
when the sun appears on the horizon
: to show up
He appears promptly at eight each day.
: to come formally before an authoritative body
must appear in court today
: to come into public view
a performer who first appeared on a television variety show
The book appeared in print a few years ago.
: to come into existence
Hominids appeared late in the evolutionary chain.
She appears a nice enough person. Winning the election appears unlikely at this point. One by one, the stars appeared in the sky. The sun began to appear from behind the clouds. The airplanes seemed to appear out of nowhere. The storm disappeared as suddenly as it had appeared. The cat appears at our kitchen door every morning. One of the guests appeared a few minutes late. He appeared a little before eight last night. See More
Recent Examples on the Web His articles and car reviews have appeared in the New York Times, Automotive News, Reuters, SAE, Autoblog, InsideEVs, Trucks.com, Car Talk, and other outlets. —Sebastian Blanco, Car and Driver, 5 June 2023 His work has appeared in GQ, Teen Vogue, Man Repeller and MTV. —Philip Ellis, Men's Health, 5 June 2023 Headed into Game 2, Love has appeared in 16 playoff games and started 14 this playoffs. —Victoria Hernandez, USA TODAY, 5 June 2023 Yes, other teams besides the Celtics appear to have effort issues against the Heat. —Gary Washburn, BostonGlobe.com, 5 June 2023 Opponents describe the moves as cruel political stunts that use immigrants as pawns and leave them many miles from family, resources and even the courthouses where they are often expected to appear to plead their cases for asylum. —oregonlive, 4 June 2023 Shania McDonald is an interpretive park ranger at the national park and appeared in the show alongside the girls. —Jared Quigg, Chicago Tribune, 4 June 2023 Coincidentally, Pascal appeared as a guest on a 2001 episode. —Clayton Davis, Variety, 3 June 2023 Even those who oppose the project, often for different reasons, appear to acknowledge that the viaduct is something of a disaster that must be dealt with. —Jim Zarroli, New York Times, 3 June 2023 See More
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