have the appearance

idiom

: to seem to be (something) according to appearance yet not necessarily so in reality
The furniture has the appearance of being made by hand.

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“Have the appearance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/have%20the%20appearance. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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