for the sake of appearances

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Definition of for the sake of appearances

: because other people think it is the proper thing to do She is only attending the banquet for the sake of appearances.

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“For the sake of appearances.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/for%20the%20sake%20of%20appearances. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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