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apparent
used in Do You Speak American?

9 uses
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Definition
clear or obvious; or appearing as such but not necessarily so
  • Of the making of books and articles about linguistics there is no end, and much study apparently does not weary the antagonists' flesh.
    one — The Language Wars (39% in)
  • Apparently there is a group of editorial workers at the OED who do nothing but search for new words that have recently entered the language.
    one — The Language Wars (46% in)
  • The writer Richard Rodriguez says that Hispanic immigrants "are forcing us to see America within the Americas," and the result is that "Spanish is, unofficially, the second language of the United States, apparent on signs all over the city."
    five — Hispanic Immigration: Reconquest or Assimilation? (8% in)
  • The impracticality of such laws is obvious, given the American economy's apparent need for millions of Hispanic immigrants.
    five — Hispanic Immigration: Reconquest or Assimilation? (73% in)
  • The cross-racial appeal was apparent on a rainy day on Sixth Avenue in Manhattan in a store called Fat Beats.
    six — Bad-mouthing Black English (86% in)
  • BG, a rap artist with the group Gash Money Millionaires, apparently coined bling bling in the late 1990s.
    six — Bad-mouthing Black English (94% in)
  • Linguists Penelope Eckert and Norma Mendoza-Denton observe, "It takes time and a community to develop common ways of speaking, and English speakers have not been settled in California long enough to develop the kind of dialect depth that is apparent in the East Coast and the Midwest."
    seven — Language from a State of Change (15% in)
  • Two-spirit—Traditionally used by Native American communities to describe people who weren't apparently male or female but a third, or a two-spirit person.
    seven — Language from a State of Change (87% in)
  • That is apparent in the language, as is the satirical send-up of it.
    eight — Teaching Computers to Speak American (97% in)

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