apparent (adj.) Old form(s): apparant
plainly visible, conspicuous, evident, obvious
1H4 II.iv.259[Prince Hal to Falstaff, of his lying] what starting-hole canst thou now find out, to hide thee from this open and apparent shame?
1H6 II.i.3[Sergeant to Sentinels] by some apparent sign / Let us have knowledge at the court of guard
1H6 IV.ii.26[General to Talbot] death doth front thee with apparent spoil
E3 III.iii.22[Prince Edward to King Edward] leaving at our heels / A wide apparent field
JC II.i.198[Cassius to all, of Caesar] It may be these apparent prodigies ... / May hold him from the Capitol today
KJ IV.ii.93[Salisbury to King John, of Arthur's supposed death] It is apparent foul play
MV IV.i.21[Duke to Shylock] Thou'lt show thy mercy and remorse more strange / Than is thy strange apparent cruelty
R2 I.i.13[John of Gaunt to King Richard, of Mowbray] On some apparent danger seen in him
R2 IV.i.124[Bishop of Carlisle to all] Thieves are not judged but they are by to hear / Although apparent guilt be seen in them
R3 III.v.30[Richard to Buckingham, of Hastings] his apparent open guilt omitted
WT I.ii.270[Leontes to Camillo, of Hermione's behaviour] Ha'not you seen ... a vision so apparent rumour / Cannot be mute
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