apparent apparent  /ə ˈpɛ rənt/


  1. (adj) clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment
  2. (adj) appearing as such but not necessarily so


  1. A prosecution for such an apparent violation could have led to penalties of one year in jail and a $1,000 fine.
  2. To put it simply, underneath her apparent artlessness there was great artfulness.
  3. Still, surprisingly little is known about the heir apparent.


  1. Downers Grove apparent murder-suicide leaves 4 dead inside Andrus home

    ABC7 Chicago learned Wednesday that one person was able to escape the unincorportated Downers Grove home where four people died in an apparent murder-suicide the day before.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: ABC 7 Chicago

  2. Apparent drowning victim identified as Houston child

    The victim of an apparent drowning at a North Austin motel pool has been identified as 6-year-old Zatyana Jenae Nash of Houston, an official for the Travis County Medical Examiner’s office said.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Austin American-Statesman

  3. Cab driver suffers apparent heart attack, strikes pedestrian and baby

    A livery cab driver suffered an apparent heart attack while driving and crashed on a Bronx sidewalk, striking a 17-year-old girl and her 1-year-old child, sources said.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: New York Daily News


  1. "There's an increasing number of cases where there's no legal fig leaf," Jerome Cohen, a venerable China law expert at New York University who has advised Xue's wife, said in an interview before the verdict. "These are increasingly apparent,...
    on Jul 4, 2010 By: St Jerome Source: The Associated Press

  2. Bernanke said yesterday in the symposium's opening speech that "the financial storm that reached gale force" last year "has not yet subsided, and its effects on the broader economy are becoming apparent in the form of softening economic...
    on Aug 23, 2008 By: Ben Bernanke Source: Bloomberg

  3. "We've made a tough decision today," Seahawks CEO Tod Leiweke said in a release. "It became apparent after conducting an extensive internal audit that a new direction was needed to provide an opportunity for the organization to be successful....
    on Jan 8, 2010 By: Tod Leiweke Source:

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