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The act or practice of noting and recording facts and events, as for some scientific study
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  1. The act or practice of noting and recording facts and events, as for some scientific study
  2. The act or process of perceiving something, such as a phenomenon, often by means of an instrument, and making a record of the resulting information.
  3. The fact of being observed:
An oblique movement following impact; a deflection:
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  1. An oblique movement following impact; a deflection:
  2. A brief or cursory look:
  3. A flash or gleam
An administrative agency charged with the responsibility of surveying:
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  1. An administrative agency charged with the responsibility of surveying:
  2. A careful inspection or appraisal:
  3. A document reporting the results of a survey.
Something that appears; a phenomenon.
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  1. Something that appears; a phenomenon.
  2. Outward aspect:
  3. The look or outward aspect of a person or thing
(Plural only) One's appearance or attractiveness.
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  1. (Plural only) One's appearance or attractiveness.
  2. Plural form of look
The act of expressing, conveying, or representing in words, art, music, or movement; a manifestation:
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  1. The act of expressing, conveying, or representing in words, art, music, or movement; a manifestation:
  2. A showing of feeling, character, etc.
  3. A facial aspect or a look that conveys a special feeling:
A steady, fixed look.
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  1. A steady, fixed look.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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  1. Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
  2. The act of staring; steady or vacant look or gaze
  3. An intent gaze.
Close, careful examination or observation.
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  1. Close, careful examination or observation.
  2. A careful, continuous watch; surveillance
  3. A lengthy, searching look
Meditation on spiritual matters, especially as a form of devotion.
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  1. Meditation on spiritual matters, especially as a form of devotion.
  2. Thoughtful inspection, study, etc.
  3. Intention or expectation:
An inspection or exploration of an area, especially one made to gather military information.
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  1. An inspection or exploration of an area, especially one made to gather military information.
  2. The act of scouting or exploring (especially military or medical) to gain information.
A looking into one's own mind, feelings, etc.; observation and analysis of oneself
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  1. A looking into one's own mind, feelings, etc.; observation and analysis of oneself
  2. (Programming, object-oriented) Short for type introspection.
  3. Contemplation of one's own thoughts, feelings, and sensations; self-examination.
A conclusion, opinion, or theory reached by conjecture.
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  1. A conclusion, opinion, or theory reached by conjecture.
  2. A thought or conjecture
  3. (--- Archaic) Contemplation or consideration of a subject; meditation.
A staff physician in a hospital.
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  1. A staff physician in a hospital.
  2. The principal physician supervising a patient's care.
  3. (US) A physician on the staff of a hospital, especially the principal one that supervises a patient's care.
The act by which something is noticed.
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  1. The act by which something is noticed.
A mark or marks made.
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  1. A mark or marks made.
  2. The act of making a mark or marks
  3. A mark or pattern of marks on an organism:
A quick, comprehensive look or examination; swiftly appraising glance
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  1. A quick, comprehensive look or examination; swiftly appraising glance
  2. A quick but comprehensive survey or performance:
  3. A quick, cursory survey or inspection
A quick survey or glance.
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  1. A quick survey or glance.
  2. (Informal) A quick look or inspection
  1. A fool, simpleton
  2. (Informal) A look or glance:
  3. (Slang, used only with “have” and “take”) A glance, look.
(Informal) A look or glance, often sidelong or casual
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  1. (Informal) A look or glance, often sidelong or casual
  2. A quick or sideways glance.
  3. A sideways glance.
(Archaic) A brief, sudden shining; flash
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  1. (Archaic) A brief, sudden shining; flash
  2. A faint, fleeting appearance; slight trace
  3. A brief look, glance, or peek.
A brief or furtive look.
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  1. A brief or furtive look.
  2. Such a glance
A first glimpse or appearance:
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  1. A first glimpse or appearance:
  2. A brief, hasty look or restricted view; secret or furtive glimpse or glance
  3. (US) A soft marshmallow candy, shaped into a baby animal for Easter celebration.
Appearance to the eye, especially from a specific vantage point:
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  1. Appearance to the eye, especially from a specific vantage point:
  2. The way a person appears; looks; mien
  3. A particular look or facial expression; mien:
Official examination or review, as of barracks or troops.
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  1. Official examination or review, as of barracks or troops.
  2. Critical examination
  3. A detailed examination of objects, such as goods or discovery materials, to determine qualities such as fitness, relevance, or consistency with a prior description. A detailed examination of objects, such as goods or discovery materials, to determine qualities such as fitness, relevance, or consistency with a prior description.
Alternative form of lehr.
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  1. Alternative form of lehr.
  2. A sly, sidelong look showing salaciousness, malicious triumph, etc.
A sudden perception:
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  1. A sudden perception:
  2. A brief time; moment
  3. Instantaneous illumination for photography:
A game to amuse a young child, in which someone hides his or her face, as behind the hands, and then suddenly reveals it, calling “Peekaboo!”
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  1. A game to amuse a young child, in which someone hides his or her face, as behind the hands, and then suddenly reveals it, calling “Peekaboo!”
  2. A game for amusing a small child, in which one covers one's face or hides and then returns to view saying “Peekaboo!”
(Idiomatic) To be similar in appearance to; resemble.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To be similar in appearance to; resemble.
To be like or similar to (something); to represent as similar.
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  1. To be like or similar to (something); to represent as similar.
  2. (Now rare, archaic) To compare; to regard as similar, to liken.
  3. To exhibit similarity or likeness to.
To watch (a program, for example) on television.
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  1. To watch (a program, for example) on television.
  2. To think of (something) in a particular way; regard:
  3. To survey or study mentally; consider:
To look steadily, intently, and with fixed attention.
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  1. To look steadily, intently, and with fixed attention.
To look suddenly and briefly; take a quick look
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  1. To look suddenly and briefly; take a quick look
  2. To make a passing reference; touch briefly:
  3. To read quickly or in cursory fashion:
To look at carefully or thoroughly, especially in search of something; examine:
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  1. To look at carefully or thoroughly, especially in search of something; examine:
  2. To encode (text, for example) in digital format by means of an optical scanner.
  3. To direct a finely focused beam of light or electrons in a systematic pattern over (a surface) in order to reproduce or sense and subsequently transmit an image.
(Now Rare) To stand out conspicuously
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  1. (Now Rare) To stand out conspicuously
  2. To affect in a given way by staring
  3. To look directly, fixedly, or vacantly, often with a wide-eyed gaze.
Used in the imperative for the purpose of calling attention.
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  1. Used in the imperative for the purpose of calling attention.
  2. To hold in view; look at; see; regard
To meditate or muse, sometimes specif. in a religious or mystical way
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  1. To meditate or muse, sometimes specif. in a religious or mystical way
  2. To think about intently; study carefully
  3. To consider carefully and at length; meditate on or ponder:
To pay close attention to or be careful about, especially with regard to propriety:
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  1. To pay close attention to or be careful about, especially with regard to propriety:
  2. To look at steadily; observe carefully or continuously:
  3. To guard, keep surveillance on, or spy on:
To examine for some specific purpose; inspect or consider carefully; review in detail
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  1. To examine for some specific purpose; inspect or consider carefully; review in detail
  2. To determine the location, form, or boundaries of (a tract of land) by measuring the lines and angles in accordance with the principles of geometry and trigonometry
  3. To look over the parts, features, or contents of; view broadly:
To look at very carefully; examine closely; inspect minutely
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  1. To look at very carefully; examine closely; inspect minutely
  2. To examine something with great care.
  3. To audit accounts etc in order to verify them.
To relate or refer to; concern:
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  1. To relate or refer to; concern:
  2. To think of in a certain light; consider
  3. To consider, look upon (something) in a given way etc. [from 16th c.]
To examine or review (troops, etc.) officially
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  1. To examine or review (troops, etc.) officially
  2. To look at carefully; examine critically, esp. in order to detect flaws or errors
  3. To examine carefully and critically, especially for flaws.
To perceive or recognize the difference
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  1. To perceive or recognize the difference
  2. To perceive with the eyes; detect or distinguish:
  3. To separate (a thing) mentally from another or others; recognize as separate or different
To watch or observe secretly:
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  1. To watch or observe secretly:
  2. To watch or observe closely and secretly; specif., to act as a spy
  3. To watch or observe closely and secretly, usually with unfriendly purpose
To be or become aware of, especially through careful and directed attention; notice:
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  1. To be or become aware of, especially through careful and directed attention; notice:
  2. To arrive at as a conclusion after study
  3. To watch or be present without participating actively:
To take care of (a sick person, for example).
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  1. To take care of (a sick person, for example).
  2. To go regularly to:
  3. To accompany as a circumstance or follow as a result:
To study or analyze an organic material.
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  1. To study or analyze an organic material.
  2. To test by carefully questioning in order to find out the knowledge, skill, qualifications, etc. of (a student, witness, job applicant, etc.)
  3. To study or analyze:
(Imperative, marching) Alternative form of march (said to be easier to pronounce while giving a command).
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  1. (Imperative, marching) Alternative form of march (said to be easier to pronounce while giving a command).
  2. To single out or indicate by or as if by a mark:
  3. To give attention to; notice:
To be or become open or wide:
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  1. To be or become open or wide:
  2. To stare with the mouth open, as in wonder or surprise
  3. To stare wonderingly or stupidly, often with the mouth open.
To be partially visible; show:
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  1. To be partially visible; show:
  2. To come out or show slightly; come partly into sight
  3. To look closely and searchingly, or squint, as in trying to see more clearly
To keep looking (at) boldly and with obvious desire; make eyes (at)
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  1. To keep looking (at) boldly and with obvious desire; make eyes (at)
  2. To look or stare at, especially in a desirous manner.
To give attention, thought, or consideration to
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  1. To give attention, thought, or consideration to
  2. To pursue a course of study:
  3. To apply oneself to learning, especially by reading:
To peer slyly or secretly; take a hasty, furtive look
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  1. To peer slyly or secretly; take a hasty, furtive look
  2. To appear as though emerging from a hiding place:
  3. To come into view; show or appear gradually or partially, as though from hiding
(Idiomatic) To watch; to observe.
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  1. To consider.
  2. To study (something) visually.
  3. Used other than as an idiom: see look,‎ at.
To consider or regard something in a specific manner.
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  1. To consider or regard something in a specific manner.
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  1. To gaze through a gap or aperture
  2. To search, either with the eyes or by hand
  3. (Idiomatic, with "right") To pretend not to see something or someone who is clearly visible
(Idiomatic) To experience someone or something, especially by looking or listening.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To experience someone or something, especially by looking or listening.
To think carefully about (something), especially before making a decision;
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  1. To think carefully about (something), especially before making a decision;
  2. To think or deem to be; regard as:
  3. To show consideration for:
To look at attentively and thoughtfully:
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  1. To look at attentively and thoughtfully:
  2. To think about intently; study carefully
  3. To consider carefully and at length; meditate on or ponder:
To supply with an eye.
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  1. To supply with an eye.
  2. To look at; watch carefully; observe
  3. (Anatomy) The vertebrate organ of sight, composed of a pair of fluid-filled spherical structures that occupy the orbits of the skull. Incoming light is refracted by the cornea of the eye and transmitted through the pupil to the lens, which focuses the image onto the retina.
To think of (something) in a particular way; regard:
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  1. To think of (something) in a particular way; regard:
  2. To survey mentally; consider
  3. To survey or study mentally; consider:
To search through (an area) for prey:
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  1. To search through (an area) for prey:
  2. To search eagerly or carefully for; try to find
  3. To seek out; search for.
To search for something:
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  1. To search for something:
  2. To go in search
  3. To search for; seek
A police examination of a person’s physical body, property, abode, or other area where the person would have an expectation of privacy, in order to find incriminating evidence. For a search to be legal, there must be probable cause, because the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits unreasonable search and seizure. A police examination of a person’s physical body, property, abode, or other area where the person would have an expectation of privacy, in order to find incriminating evidence. For a search to be legal, there must be probable cause, because the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits unreasonable search and seizure. To look for, as in the case of looking for evidence. See also frisk.
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  1. A police examination of a person’s physical body, property, abode, or other area where the person would have an expectation of privacy, in order to find incriminating evidence. For a search to be legal, there must be probable cause, because the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits unreasonable search and seizure. A police examination of a person’s physical body, property, abode, or other area where the person would have an expectation of privacy, in order to find incriminating evidence. For a search to be legal, there must be probable cause, because the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits unreasonable search and seizure. To look for, as in the case of looking for evidence. See also frisk.
  2. To examine data in a computer in order to locate items having a given property
  3. To search a place or space in order to find something:
To try; endeavor:
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  1. To try; endeavor:
  2. To try to find; search for; look for
  3. To try to locate or discover; search for:
To seem; look
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  1. To seem; look
  2. To become visible:
  3. To give the impression of being in a certain way; seem:
To appear to exist
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  1. To appear to exist
  2. To appear to be probable or evident:
  3. Used to call attention to one's impression or understanding about something, especially in weakening the force of a following infinitive:
To produce the sound of
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  1. To produce the sound of
  2. To cause to sound
  3. To seem, from the sound or manner of utterance
Thoughtful observation or study.
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  1. Thoughtful observation or study.
  2. Intention or expectation:
  3. Meditation on spiritual matters, especially as a form of devotion.
(Obs.) Aspect; appearance
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  1. (Obs.) Aspect; appearance
  2. Respect, affection, or esteem:
  3. A particular point or aspect; respect:
A view; look; glimpse
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  1. A view; look; glimpse
  2. Something seen; view
  3. A remarkable or spectacular view; spectacle
An urban encumbrance prohibiting the building of anything that would obstruct a person’s view from his or her window.
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  1. An urban encumbrance prohibiting the building of anything that would obstruct a person’s view from his or her window.
  2. A way of showing or seeing something, as from a particular position or angle:
  3. Field of vision:
A way in which something can be viewed by the mind:
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  1. A way in which something can be viewed by the mind:
  2. Appearance to the eye, especially from a specific vantage point:
  3. A side or surface facing in a particular direction:
Outward form or look; appearance:
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  1. Outward form or look; appearance:
  2. Sort; type:
  3. Something formed by this means or in a mold or matrix:
Appearance, especially the expression of the face:
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  1. Appearance, especially the expression of the face:
  2. The look on a person's face that shows one's nature or feelings
  3. The face; facial features; visage
The act of expressing, conveying, or representing in words, art, music, or movement; a manifestation:
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  1. The act of expressing, conveying, or representing in words, art, music, or movement; a manifestation:
  2. The outward manifestation of a mood or a disposition:
  3. A look, intonation, sign, etc. that conveys meaning or feeling
Facial cosmetics:
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  1. Facial cosmetics:
  2. Effrontery; impudence:
  3. A person's countenance:
Appearance; aspect
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  1. Appearance; aspect
  2. The face, with reference to the form and proportions of the features or to the expression; countenance
  3. The face or facial expression of a person; countenance.
Appearance to the eye, especially from a specific vantage point:
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  1. Appearance to the eye, especially from a specific vantage point:
  2. A side or surface facing in a particular direction:
  3. (Physics) The position of a plane (flat surface) in relation to a liquid or gaseous substance through which it is moving or which is moving past it
Appearance, especially the expression of the face:
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  1. Appearance, especially the expression of the face:
  2. The look on a person's face that shows one's nature or feelings
  3. The face; facial features; visage
Effrontery; impudence:
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  1. Effrontery; impudence:
  2. A marked side:
  3. Outer surface:
Apparent characteristics; outward features or appearance
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  1. Apparent characteristics; outward features or appearance
  2. The art of judging human character from facial features.
  3. The facial features and expression of a person, esp. when regarded as indicative of character
(Figuratively) Outward or external appearance.
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  1. (Figuratively) Outward or external appearance.
  2. The area or extent of such a face
  3. The outer face, or exterior, of an object
Appearance; aspect
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  1. Appearance; aspect
  2. The face, with reference to the form and proportions of the features or to the expression; countenance
  3. The face or facial expression of a person; countenance.
Outward indications; circumstances:
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  1. Outward indications; circumstances:
  2. The act or an instance of coming into public view:
  3. Outward aspect:
The appearance of a thing as seen from a specific point; view
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  1. The appearance of a thing as seen from a specific point; view
  2. (Grammar) A property of verbs in which the action or state is related to the passage of time, especially in reference to completion, duration, or repetition.
  3. Appearance to the eye, especially from a specific vantage point:
A way of looking; appearance
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  1. A way of looking; appearance
  2. Bearing or manner, especially as it reveals an inner state of mind:
  3. An appearance or aspect.
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