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apparent adj. (most freq. in sense 1)
1. evident, plain Gent. III. i. 116 “Without apparent hazard of his life,” Cæs. II. i. 198.
2. seeming Mer.V. IV. i. 21 “thy strange- cruelty.”
sb.. = heir apparent 3H6 II. ii. 64 “as apparent to the crown” ; fig. claimant Wint. I. ii. 177 “Next to thyself . . ., he's Apparent to my heart.”
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    • William Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona, 3.1
    • William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, 4.1
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