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It should be apparent to anyone that the letter was written by a child.
The children's poor health was apparent from their physical appearance.
It soon became apparent that the two women knew each other.
Emma suddenly blushed for no apparent reason.
The potential for loss of life was all too apparent.
His apparent lack of interest in her work always annoyed her.
Williams won the tournament with apparent ease.
the apparent paradox of people migrating during periods of low unemployment
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a sweet brown powder that tastes like chocolate and is made from the seeds of a Mediterranean tree
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