appear for


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appear for

To stand in or act as a proxy for another person. I am appearing for my daughter, who was too upset to come to the funeral. Because Professor Jones can't attend the meeting tomorrow, he has asked his teaching assistant to appear for him.
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appear for someone

to represent or substitute for a person who is absent. I will appear for you in the council. Who is going to appear for my lawyer, who is ill?
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Hamby, 43, of Freeman Spur for failure to appear for DUI.
Wells, 40, of Herrin for failure to appear for driving while license suspended.
Shurtz, 38, of Bloomer, Wis., for failure to appear for an accident with injury.
Maynor-Gower, 37, of Cambria on a warrant for failure to appear for obstructing identification.
Sutton, 24, of Christopher on a warrant for failure to appear for meth manufacturing.
Murphy, 25, of Thompsonville on a warrant for failure to appear for controlled substance.
Baldwin, 33, of West Frankfort on a warrant for failure to appear for possession of drug paraphernalia
Ogden, 33, of Carbondale on a warrant for failure to appear for vehicle registration suspension.
Dismuke, 29, of Carrier Mills, for failure to appear for aggravated battery, endangering the life or health of a child, possession of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance.
Cummins, 29, of Raleigh, for failure to appear for violation of probation for unlawful possession of cannabis.
Hartley, 34, of Harrisburg, for two counts of failure to appear for battery.
Williams, 24, of Eldorado, for violation of bail bond and failure to appear for domestic battery.
Troutt, 50, of Junction, for failure to appear for violation of probation for DUI.
Alexander, 26, of Ridgway, for failure to appear for violation of supervision driving while suspended.
Davis, 27, of Harrisburg, for failure to appear for violation of probation unlawful delivery of a controlled substance to public housing property.