appear before

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appear before

1. To participate in legal proceedings. I'm so nervous to appear before the judge today.
2. To suddenly become visible to one. I had to slam on my brakes when that pedestrian just appeared before me.
3. To arrive early for something. I am locking that door at exactly 10:01, so I suggest you appear before the exam starts.
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appear before someone

1. to show up in the presence of someone, suddenly. The deer appeared before us with no sound or other warning. A frightful specter appeared before me.
2. to have a trial or hearing with a particular judge or court. You have to appear before Judge Cahill tomorrow. Have you ever appeared before the Supreme Court?
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appear before something

to arrive in advance of the appointed time or before some event. Please appear at least ten minutes before you are due. It is best to appear shortly before the time of your interview.
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appear under the name of (some name)

[for an actor] to perform under a special name. She is appearing under the name of Fifi. I appeared under the stage name Rex Righteous.
See also: appear, name, of
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The Holbrooks pair, who are appearing under the name Mr and Mrs, had a standing ovation at their audition, which was aired on Sunday, with their rendition of the Bruno Mars' track Grenade.
Adams, 57, who is appearing under the name Colin James Adams, was formerly verger at Llandaff Cathedral where he is alleged to have committed the offences 20 years ago.
Writing appearing under the name Father Utah has continued to appear online since Nazeer's detention which, ANHRI says, proves that he is not the author of "Azazeel's Goat in Mecca.
Reilly, who was appearing under the name Mohammed Rashid Saeed-Alim, was expected to enter a plea at the Old Bailey.
Appearing under the name Robert Maser, he peddles various imported textiles from an old car and introduces himself as "Robert M.
Frequently cast as the archetypal blond Teutonic soldier, he later moved to Rome's Cinecitta, often appearing under the name Herbert Andreas.
Mr Duncan Penny, prosecuting, said Harrow-educated Blandford, appearing under the name Charles James Spencer-Churchill, was spotted acting suspiciously by security guard Mr Steve Hopkins, who was monitoring the sunglasses department on the store's sophisticated CCTV system.
Appearing under the name of ARB secretary Philip Crisp, the letter referred to a request to the Levy Board to change the relevant rule, and read: "So that you can buy seniority with confidence, we feel it is important you get your own confirmation that the pick number for a board position is not affected by a change to the NJPC rule.
It has also emerged Mr Adams - who is appearing under the name Colin James Adams - was formerly verger at Llandaff Cathedral.
It has also emerged Adams, 57, -who is appearing under the name Colin James Adams -was formerly verger at Llandaff Cathedral.