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apparent
used in Wuthering Heights

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Definition clear or obvious; or appearing as such but not necessarily so
  • Apparently taking up another subject, she recommenced in a short time.
    Chapter 9 (40% in)
  • She was slender, and apparently scarcely past girlhood: an admirable form, and the most exquisite little face that I have ever had the pleasure of beholding; small features, very fair; flaxen ringlets, or rather golden, hanging loose on her delicate neck; and eyes, had they been agreeable in expression, that would have been irresistible: fortunately for my susceptible heart, the only sentiment they evinced hovered between scorn and a kind of desperation, singularly unnatural to be...
    Chapter 2 (21% in)
  • I obeyed, so far as to quit the chamber; when, ignorant where the narrow lobbies led, I stood still, and was witness, involuntarily, to a piece of superstition on the part of my landlord which belied, oddly, his apparent sense.
    Chapter 3 (74% in)
  • Then personal appearance sympathised with mental deterioration: he acquired a slouching gait and ignoble look; his naturally reserved disposition was exaggerated into an almost idiotic excess of unsociable moroseness; and he took a grim pleasure, apparently, in exciting the aversion rather than the esteem of his few acquaintance.
    Chapter 8 (52% in)
  • 'He is reformed in every respect, apparently: quite a Christian: offering the right hand of fellowship to his enemies all around!'
    Chapter 10 (49% in)
  • She averted her face: he apparently put some question which she had no mind to answer.
    Chapter 11 (25% in)
  • Its occupants had recommenced their angry discussion: Mrs. Linton, at least, was scolding with renewed vigour; Heathcliff had moved to the window, and hung his head, somewhat cowed by her violent rating apparently.
    Chapter 11 (50% in)
  • He walked up and down, with his hands in his pockets, apparently quite forgetting my presence; and his abstraction was evidently so deep, and his whole aspect so misanthropical, that I shrank from disturbing him again.
    Chapter 13 (44% in)
  • He sent a rapid glance through the half-open door of the chamber, and, ascertaining that what I stated was apparently true, delivered the house of his luckless presence.
    Chapter 15 (**% in)
  • He exerted preterhuman self-denial in abstaining from finishing him completely; but getting out of breath, he finally desisted, and dragged the apparently inanimate body on to the settle.
    Chapter 17 (46% in)
  • But, I thought in my mind, Hindley, with apparently the stronger head, has shown himself sadly the worse and the weaker man.
    Chapter 17 (80% in)
  • Wuthering Heights and Mr. Heathcliff did not exist for her: she was a perfect recluse; and, apparently, perfectly contented.
    Chapter 18 (10% in)
  • It gave Joseph satisfaction, apparently, to watch him go the worst lengths: he allowed that the lad was ruined: that his soul was abandoned to perdition; but then he reflected that Heathcliff must answer for it.
    Chapter 18 (85% in)
  • He sighed and moaned like one under great suffering, and kept it up for a quarter of an hour; on purpose to distress his cousin apparently, for whenever he caught a stifled sob from her he put renewed pain and pathos into the inflexions of his voice.
    Chapter 23 (48% in)
  • I could not picture a father treating a dying child as tyrannically and wickedly as I afterwards learned Heathcliff had treated him, to compel this apparent eagerness: his efforts redoubling the more imminently his avaricious and unfeeling plans were threatened with defeat by death.
    Chapter 25 (98% in)
  • It is strange, Linton, that for the second time you have brought me here on purpose, apparently to distress us both, and for no reason besides!'
    Chapter 27 (11% in)
  • I took particular notice of him this time; but then he does his best apparently to make the least of his advantages.
    Chapter 31 (5% in)
  • Then he drew his hand over his eyes, stood a moment to collect himself apparently, and turning anew to Catherine, said, with assumed calmness — 'You must learn to avoid putting me in a passion, or I shall really murder you some time!
    Chapter 33 (43% in)
  • And whatever it was, it communicated, apparently, both pleasure and pain in exquisite extremes: at least the anguished, yet raptured, expression of his countenance suggested that idea.
    Chapter 34 (44% in)

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