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The effects of the drought are apparent to anyone who sees the dry fields.
  clear or obvious; or appearing as such but not necessarily so
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apparently apparent
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  • The effects of the drought are apparent to anyone who sees the dry fields.
  • The committee investigated some apparent discrepancies.
  • For all his apparent wealth he had no money to pay the rent.
  • "There are rumors going around," said my father in a broken voice, "that we’re going somewhere in Hungary, to work in the brick factories. Apparently, the reason is that the front is too close here…."
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night

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  • It is only left for us to prove that these apparent ’impossibilities’ are, in reality, not such.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Murders in the Rue Morgue
  • His only apparent ambition, like Dave’s, was to be left alone; though, as Buck was afterward to learn, each of them possessed one other and even more vital ambition.
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • Was it for me to kill the heir-apparent?
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry IV, Part 1
  • There is no immediately apparent pattern.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • I’d thought seeing a therapist was supposed to make you feel better, not worse, but apparently, it was more complicated than that.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • "Ever hear of people being resuscitated after they have apparently drowned?"
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy

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  • murder without apparent motive
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • It became bitterly apparent that this separation was going to go on existing into the foreseeable future.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • was apparent that she felt there was some kind of injustice in the air.
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey
  • Father Kleinsorge’s apparently negligible but unhealed cuts
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • Old Chao hesitated, apparently aware that he was displaying more self-satisfaction than was seemly.
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American
  • Red rockets shoot up to the sky. Apparently there’s an attack coming.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • The pool was apparently only a couple of inches deep.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Magician’s Nephew
  • In a moment the truth became apparent!
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • One day, for no apparent reason, Mother broke all ties with Shirley.
    Dave Pelzer  --  A Child Called It
  • Clayton said, "The girl who sells tickets at the theater—well, apparently she saw the whole thing."
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • Commercial airlines are tricky. I don’t have a credit card. Apparently, paying in cash makes one a security risk.
    Alex Flinn  --  Beastly
  • I had thought about turning ourselves in lots of times, but apparently the whole idea was a jolt to Dallas.
    S.E. Hinton  --  The Outsiders
  • But if he pitied himself in those last difficult hours ... it’s not apparent from the photograph. He is smiling in the picture, and there is no mistaking the look in his eyes: Chris McCandless was at peace, serene as a monk gone to God.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Maybe she should have paid more attention to the conversation-apparently it had taken a turn for the interesting while Lacy was woolgathering.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • I’m not sure, Andy, but it certainly is apparent in literature.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Tears of a Tiger
  • He seemed in no hurry to go, and apparently was quite unconscious of his immediate danger.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • She talked about the way spring made the world burst into life after months of apparent death.
    David Almond  --  Skellig
  • Roscoe Campbell, owner and editor of the Telegrapher, encouraged Adam’s father to go beyond the superficial aspects of stories, to find the meanings below the surfaces, to root out what might be hidden or not apparent to the casual reader.
    Robert Cormier  --  I Am the Cheese
  • He returned a few minutes later and announced the file was apparently misplaced.
    Louis Sachar  --  Holes
  • but the hermit paid no attention to him—did not even hear him, apparently,
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • We can see that she was a pretty girl, even exceptionally so, but now it is apparent that life has been little that she expected, and disappointment has already begun to hang in her face.
    Lorraine Hansberry  --  A Raisin in the Sun
  • a man was sitting, apparently asleep.
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • If the maid went by and closed the door of the apparently empty room he would get up after a while and open it again.
    Franz Kafka  --  The Trial
  • He was relieved to find Dan Gunn standing in his office. Dan’s face was more deeply shadowed with fatigue and a two-day growth of beard, his shirt was torn, and he looked dirty, but he apparently was unhurt.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • He had apparently been forgotten.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Apparently, he thought we were joking about the date.
    Jay Asher  --  Thirteen Reasons Why
  • And apparently completely unaware of what she’s doing.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • Apparently she was wrong.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
  • She was apparently searching for some one.
    Stephen Crane  --  Maggie: A Girl of the Streets
  • One had a three-fingered claw that clasped and unclasped for no apparent reason.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • in a room with no apparent door
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • Which didn’t do much good, though, since apparently David didn’t notice it.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • Estevan, who had apparently spent some time on a ship, said it reminded him of the ocean.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • and apparently they make their clothes from jewels.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • Other times, for no apparent reason and not understanding why, I’d burst into tears.
    Dave Pelzer  --  The Lost Boy
  • Brutus ... apparently can’t wait to get back in the arena.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • The teachers hear all the application reels and word gets around. Your audition tape was apparently quite good.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • Apparently Mr. Malfoy had set out in a great hurry, for not only were his shoes half-polished, but his usually sleek hair was disheveled.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • The reason was apparently genetic:
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • The beach between the palm terrace and the water was a thin stick, endless apparently, for to Ralph’s left the perspectives of palm and beach and water drew to a point at infinity;
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
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