appear verb (BE PRESENT)
We'd been in the house a month when dark stains started appearing on the wall. 墙上开始出现一些深色的斑迹时，我们在这幢房子里已经住了一个月。
- He will appear before the magistrates tomorrow.
- Comets appear at predictable times.
- Robins mostly appear in the winter and are commonly pictured on Christmas cards.
- Two weeks after we'd planted the seeds, little green shoots started to appear.
- His colleagues became suspicious when he did not appear at work, since he was always punctual.
appear verb (SEEM)
You've got to appear (to be) calm in an interview even if you're terrified underneath. 在面试时，即使内心很怕，也要显出很镇定的样子。
Things aren't always what they appear to be. 事情并不总像表面看上去的那样。
[ + to infinitive ] She appears to actually like the man, which I find incredible. 她好像真的很喜欢那个男的，这让我觉得难以置信。
There appears to be some mistake. 好像出了什么错误。
formal It would appear (that) (= it seems that) nobody on board the aircraft actually had a licence to fly it. 事实上好像飞机上的所有人都没有飞行执照。
"Has he left?" "It appears not/so." “他走了吗？”“好像没有／是的。”
- I hope I didn't appear rude - it's just that I was in such a hurry.
- She likes to appear as if she knows all about the latest films and art exhibitions, but it's all a pose .
- The most important rule in life is always to appear confident.
- Are you as unconcerned about the situation as you appear?
- To a casual observer, everything might appear normal.
appear verb (PERFORM)
- Most of the bands that appear on the show just mime to a recording of their songs.
- She got eight million dollars for appearing in that movie.
- They're appearing twice nightly at the Playhouse Theatre.
- She loves appearing on television and is no shrinking violet when it comes to expressing her views.
- She was appearing in concert at Carnegie Hall.