appearance appearance  /ə ˈpɪ rəns/


  1. (n) outward or visible aspect of a person or thing
  2. (n) the event of coming into sight
  3. (n) formal attendance (in court or at a hearing) of a party in an action
  4. (n) a mental representation
  5. (n) the act of appearing in public view
  6. (n) pretending that something is the case in order to make a good impression


  1. This year, the Oracle of Omaha made a return appearance onstage with the always-awesome Carol Loomis and revealed the behind-the-scenes story of a deal that didn't get done:.
  2. For years, of course, some men--ice skaters, body builders, George Hamilton--have fretted over aspects of their appearance.
  3. Sunni parliamentarian Salim al-Jubouri took Muqtada al-Sadr's recent appearance in Turkey as a good sign.


  1. Instagram's Kevin Systrom Cancels Cannes Appearance

    CANNES, FRANCE — Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom has canceled his appearance at this week's Cannes Lions advertising festival A rep for the festival said Systrom actually canceled about a month ago; however, he still appears on the event's website . The Instagram co-founder was scheduled to give a talk called " Facebook: Creative Revolution: Rich Content... " with Facebook product manager Justin ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Mashable

  2. IN THE MATTER OF Traian Moldovan and Robert Bruce Holmes - Appearance to set a hearing date

    VANCOUVER, June 17, 2013 /CNW/ - An appearance has been scheduled before a Hearing Panel of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) for the purpose of setting a date for the disciplinary ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Kate Middleton Makes a Final Appearance Before Royal Baby's Birth

    An eight-months-pregnant Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton was glowing and sporting a healthy baby bump at her last public appearance Friday before her maternity sequester begins. The duchess, 31, stood out in a pale, baby-pink coat and hat alongside her husband, Prince William, and brother-in-law,...        
    on June 17, 2013     Source: ABC News


  1. "He was a quintessential Kiwi. He was ours - from his craggy appearance and laconic style to his directness and honesty. All New Zealanders will deeply mourn his passing," Clark said. "Sir Ed described himself as an average New Zealander with...
    on Jan 10, 2008 By: Helen Clark Source: North Queensland Register (registration)

  2. "Some are scheduled for appearance before the grand jury and the investigation is proceeding with the intensity that one would expect for such a serious incident," Stern said.
    on Jan 6, 2010 By: David Stern Source: ESPN

  3. "I continue to believe this investigation should proceed to its conclusion without any appearance that I have attempted to influence its outcome," Stevens said. "The legal process should be allowed to proceed so that all the facts can be...
    on Jul 30, 2007 By: Ted Stevens Source: Washington Post

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