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Apparent, adj. 1) seeming: “thy strange a. cruelty,” Merch. IV, 1, 21. “it should be put to no a. likelihood of breach,” R3 II, 2, 136. “and is no less a. to the vulgar eye,” Cor. IV, 7, 20. “these a. prodigies,” Caes. II, 1, 198.
2) visible: “by some a. sign let us have knowledge,” H6A II, 1, 3.
3) evident, obvious: “one cannot climb it without a. hazard of his life,” Gentl. III, 1, 116. “is it now a.? Most manifest.” Meas. IV, 2, 144. Wint. I, 2, 270. John IV, 2, 93. R2 I, 1, 13. IV, 124. H4A I, 2, 65. II, 4, 292. H6A IV, 2, 26. 5, 44. R3 II, 2, 130. III, 5, 30. Tit. II, 3, 292. Cymb. II, 4, 56. Caes. II, 1, 198.
4) certain “(heir):” H4A I, 2, 65. == presumptive: H6B I, 1, 152. Per. III Prol. 37. cf. Heir-apparent.
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