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apparent
used in Change of Heart by Picoult

17 uses
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Definition
clear or obvious; or appearing as such but not necessarily so
  • Apparently, it was the wrong answer.
  • Apparently, we were the only unit within the prison where this had happened, and the only reason anyone in power even believed it was because when our cells were tossed, the COs confiscated the shampoo bottles and milk containers and even plastic bags that we had all innovatively used to store some extra wine before it had run dry; and because swabs taken in the pipes revealed a matching substance.
  • He helped Whitaker transport Crash to the shower cell—the investigation into our bacchanal tap water had yielded nothing conclusive, apparently, except some mold in the pipes, and we were now allowed personal hygiene hours again.
  • All the medications that, for weeks, Alma had watched me place on my tongue and apparently swallow—when in fact they were tucked up high in the purse of my cheek.
  • Shay has apparently taken a very literal interpretation of this—he took a child's life; therefore he owes that mother the life of a child.
  • It was hard to tell who had the more intriguing backstory—Reverend Justus with his drive-in church, or Fletcher—who'd been a television atheist until he'd run across a little girl who could apparently perform miracles and raise the dead.
  • They tested anyone who came in contact with an inmate's blood, and since that included CO Smythe, his blood apparently was only one step removed from questionable.
  • I'm sorry, I thought you knew—apparently, it was an inmate fight.
  • Apparently, you left before Act Two.
  • "This is unconfirmed," she said over the din, "but apparently an ambulance has just driven into the rear entrance of the prison ...."
  • Apparently, I wasn't the only one being disturbed.
  • He was a tall, thin man whose sense of humor had apparently dissipated along with the hair on his scalp.
  • But Flynn wasn't a born New Englander; he was a transplanted southern boy, and he apparently preferred informality to pomp and circumstance.
  • And apparently, even those longgone Gnostics thought that a spark of divinity was inside all of us.
  • So much for thoughtful and unbiased; Judge Haig's spirituality, apparently, was the kind that made itself present only when the right people were there to see it.
  • She would only tell me that what had separated them before was a secret—something that had apparently been resolved after she visited June Nealon—and that she was making up for the time she'd lost with her brother.
  • It's a woman I haven't met, although apparently she's met me.

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