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apparent
used in David Copperfield

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Definition clear or obvious; or appearing as such but not necessarily so
  • 'Aye!' replied the Doctor, apparently wondering why he emphasized those words so much.
    Chapters 16-18 (3% in)
  • There is something of a doleful air about that room to me, for Peggotty has told me — I don't know when, but apparently ages ago — about my father's funeral, and the company having their black cloaks put on.
    Chapters 1-3 (31% in)
  • After that, he slouched over his horse in his usual manner; and made no other reference to the subject except, half an hour afterwards, taking a piece of chalk from his pocket, and writing up, inside the tilt of the cart, 'Clara Peggotty' — apparently as a private memorandum.
    Chapters 7-9 (44% in)
  • 'I have discovered my friend Copperfield,' said Mr. Micawber genteelly, and without addressing himself particularly to anyone, 'not in solitude, but partaking of a social meal in company with a widow lady, and one who is apparently her offspring — in short,' said Mr. Micawber, in another of his bursts of confidence, 'her son.
    Chapters 16-18 (70% in)
  • ...that Master Micawber was sitting on his boots, or holding his head on with both arms as if he felt it loose, or accidentally kicking Traddles under the table, or shuffling his feet over one another, or producing them at distances from himself apparently outrageous to nature, or lying sideways with his hair among the wine-glasses, or developing his restlessness of limb in some other form incompatible with the general interests of society; and by Master Micawber's receiving those...
    Chapters 34-36 (91% in)
  • Mr. Micawber, whose impetuosity I had restrained thus far with the greatest difficulty, and who had repeatedly interposed with the first syllable Of SCOUN-drel! without getting to the second, now burst forward, drew the ruler from his breast (apparently as a defensive weapon), and produced from his pocket a foolscap document, folded in the form of a large letter.
    Chapters 52-54 (21% in)
  • My aunt, retaining her stiff position, and apparent composure, assented with a nod.
    Chapters 52-54 (92% in)
  • The howl and roar, the rattling of the doors and windows, the rumbling in the chimneys, the apparent rocking of the very house that sheltered me, and the prodigious tumult of the sea, were more fearful than in the morning.
    Chapters 55-57 (22% in)

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