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apparent
used in Oliver Twist

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Definition
clear or obvious; or appearing as such but not necessarily so
  • Apparently this consolatory perspective of a mother's prospects failed in producing its due effect.
    Chapter 1 — Treats of the place where Oliver Twist was Born and.... (61% in)
  • He had turned the cuffs back, half-way up his arm, to get his hands out of the sleeves: apparently with the ultimate view of thrusting them into the pockets of his corduroy trousers; for there he kept them.
    Chapter 8 — Oliver Walks to London. He encounters on the Road a.... (43% in)
  • The Jew stepped back in this emergency, with more agility than could have been anticipated in a man of his apparent decrepitude; and, seizing up the pot, prepared to hurl it at his assailant's head.
    Chapter 13 — Some New Acquaintances Are Introduced to the Intelligent.... (10% in)
  • At length they turned into a very filthy narrow street, nearly full of old-clothes shops; the dog running forward, as if conscious that there was no further occasion for his keeping on guard, stopped before the door of a shop that was closed and apparently untenanted; the house was in a ruinous condition, and on the door was nailed a board, intimating that it was to let: which looked as if it had hung there for many years.
    Chapter 16 — Relates What Became of Oliver Twist, After he had been.... (22% in)
  • Master Bates, apparently much delighted with his commission, took the cleft stick: and led Oliver into an adjacent kitchen, where there were two or three of the beds on which he had slept before; and here, with many uncontrollable bursts of laughter, he produced the identical old suit of clothes which Oliver had so much congratulated himself upon leaving off at Mr. Brownlow's; and the accidental display of which, to Fagin, by the Jew who purchased them, had been the very first clue...
    Chapter 16 — Relates What Became of Oliver Twist, After he had been.... (94% in)
  • Apparently, the dog had been somewhat deceived by Mr. Fagin's outer garment; for as the Jew unbuttoned it, and threw it over the back of a chair, he retired to the corner from which he had risen: wagging his tail as he went, to show that he was as well satisfied as it was in his nature to be.
    Chapter 19 — In Which a Notable Plan is Discussed and Determined On (12% in)
  • Nancy, apparently fearful of irritating the housebreaker, sat with her eyes fixed upon the fire, as if she had been deaf to all that passed.
    Chapter 19 — In Which a Notable Plan is Discussed and Determined On (42% in)
  • He was a trifle above the middle size, and apparently rather weak in the legs; but this circumstance by no means detracted from his own admiration of his top-boots, which he contemplated, in their elevated situation, with lively satisfaction.
    Chapter 22 — The Burglary (16% in)
  • The apothecary's apprentice, having completed the manufacture of the toothpick, planted himself in front of the fire and made good use of it for ten minutes or so: when apparently growing rather dull, he wished Mrs. Corney joy of her job, and took himself off on tiptoe.
    Chapter 24 — Treats on a Very Poor Subject. But is a Short One, and.... (30% in)
  • He held a pair of bellows upon his knee, with which he had apparently been endeavouring to rouse it into more cheerful action; but he had fallen into deep thought; and with his arms folded on them, and his chin resting on his thumbs, fixed his eyes, abstractedly, on the rusty bars.
    Chapter 25 — Wherein this History Reverts to Mr. Fagin and Company (2% in)
  • Fagin, troubled by no grave emotions, looked eagerly from face to face while these proceedings were in progress; but apparently without meeting that of which he was in search.
    Chapter 26 — In Which a Mysterious Character Appears Upon the Scene.... (30% in)
  • Apparently satisfied with his inspection, he coughed twice or thrice, and made as many efforts to open a conversation; but the girl heeded him no more than if he had been made of stone.
    Chapter 26 — In Which a Mysterious Character Appears Upon the Scene.... (43% in)
  • 'I heerd it now, quite apparent,' resumed Mr. Giles.
    Chapter 28 — Looks after Oliver, and Proceeds with His Adventures (67% in)
  • Mr. Giles was apparently considering the propriety of indulging in a respectful smile himself, when a gig drove up to the garden-gate: out of which there jumped a fat gentleman, who ran straight up to the door: and who, getting quickly into the house by some mysterious process, burst into the room, and nearly overturned Mr. Giles and the breakfast-table together.
    Chapter 29 — Has an Introductory Account of the Inmates of the House.... (40% in)
  • He soon came round again, however; and finding that Oliver's replies to his questions, were still as straightforward and consistent, and still delivered with as much apparent sincerity and truth, as they had ever been, he made up his mind to attach full credence to them, from that time forth.
    Chapter 32 — Of the Happy Life Oliver Began to Lead with His Kind Friends (44% in)
  • Mr. Bumble, who had eyed the building with very rueful looks, was apparently about to express some doubts relative to the advisability of proceeding any further with the enterprise just then, when he was prevented by the appearance of Monks: who opened a small door, near which they stood, and beckoned them inwards.
    Chapter 38 — Containing an Account of What Passed Between Mr. and Mrs.... (19% in)
  • Mr. Crackit, apparently somewhat ashamed at being found relaxing himself with a gentleman so much his inferior in station and mental endowments, yawned, and inquiring after Sikes, took up his hat to go.
    Chapter 39 — Introduces Some Respectable Characters with Whom the.... (41% in)
  • Her companion was not encumbered with much luggage, as there merely dangled from a stick which he carried over his shoulder, a small parcel wrapped in a common handkerchief, and apparently light enough.
    Chapter 42 — An Old Acquaintance of Oliver's, Exhibiting Decided Marks.... (5% in)
  • Thus, they crossed the bridge, from the Middlesex to the Surrey shore, when the woman, apparently disappointed in her anxious scrutiny of the foot-passengers, turned back.
    Chapter 46 — The Appointment Kept (3% in)
  • Sikes remained standing in the street, apparently unmoved by what he had just heard, and agitated by no stronger feeling than a doubt where to go.
    Chapter 48 — The Flight of Sikes (55% in)

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