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The twins are almost identical in appearance.
His thinning hair gave him the appearance of a much older man.
Recent initiatives have done a lot to improve the appearance of the district.
He doesn't look well off, but you shouldn't judge by appearances.
He had always given the appearance of agreeing with her ideas.
She was, to all appearances, enjoying the challenges of the new job.
The disease is contagious only before the appearance of its initial symptoms.
a public appearance
She has made numerous appearances on TV game shows.
He has had 14 other court appearances.
Their marriage was over, but they wanted to keep up appearances for the children.
I think I ought to put in an appearance at the office before lunch.
This is the British English definition of appearance. View American English definition of appearance.