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show

(Display), noun affectation, amusement, array, ceremony, chance, color, deceptive appearance, delusion, demonstration, distortion, exhibit, exhibition, façade, flashiness, flourish, frills, front, illusion, manifestation, materialization, occasion, outward show, parade, phenomenon, pomp, pomposity, pose, presence, pretense, pretext, revelation, scene, semblance, show, showiness, sight, simulation, specious appearance, splash, trick, veneer, window-dressing
Associated concepts: show cause

show

(Production), noun entertainment, exhibition, exposition, performance, presentation, spectacle

show

(Come into view), verb be seen, be visible, bring under notice, make one see, materialize, present one's self

show

(Detail), verb adduce, attest, bare, be visible, bear, cite, clarify, demean, demonstrate, denote, depict, designate, detail, disclose, display, document, edify, establish, evidence, evince, exemplify, exhibit, expose, express, furnish evidence, illustrate, indicate, inform, instruct, lay bare, make known, manifest, point out, point the way, portray, present, present one's self, prove, render, represent, reveal, set forth, set straight, signify, specify, tell, testify, unveil, unfold, unmask
See also: adduce, appearance, argue, bare, bear, betray, brandish, cite, clarify, color, demean, demonstrate, denote, denude, depict, designate, detail, discipline, disclose, disinter, display, document, edify, educate, emerge, establish, evince, exhibit, explain, expose, express, expression, flaunt, histrionics, hypocrisy, illustrate, indicate, instruct, introduce, look, manifest, manifestation, performance, phenomenon, portray, present, pretense, pretext, produce, prove, purport, render, represent, semblance, signify, specify, state, teach, testify, unveil
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Like certain chintzes, calicoes, and ginghams, they show finely in their first newness, but cannot stand the sun and rain, and assume a very sober aspect after washing-day.
It was a pity that, somehow, to settle this once for all, I had equally to re-enumerate the signs of subtlety that, in the afternoon, by the lake had made a miracle of my show of self-possession.
The squire and Farmer Grey had worked together, as they said, for more than twenty years to get check-reins on the cart-horses done away with, and in our parts you seldom saw them; and sometimes, if mistress met a heavily laden horse with his head strained up she would stop the carriage and get out, and reason with the driver in her sweet serious voice, and try to show him how foolish and cruel it was.
There was no one taking tickets, so it must be a free show again.
Wal, there might be something in that ar, if it warnt for his character; but I can show recommends from his master and others, to prove he is one of your real pious,--the most humble, prayin, pious crittur ye ever did see.
Well, nobody come after me, and it ain't right I'm always kept down; I don't get no show.
The first of all the negro minstrel shows came to town, and made a sensation.
It shows that the reason its boots turned too was because it still had them on after it started to go ha'nting around, and if that ain't proof that them blatherskites didn't get the boots, I'd like to know what you'd CALL proof.
I wish your aunt Jane and me wasn't both so worthless with these colds; but it only shows the good of havin' a clean house, with every room in order, whether open or shut, and enough victuals cooked so 't you can't be surprised and belittled by anybody, whatever happens.
You were both talking of other things; of business, shows of cattle, or new drillsand might not you, in the confusion of so many subjects, mistake him?
Don't be afraid, it is but a boy - yet the villain scowls so plainly in his face; would it not be a kindness to the country to hang him at once, before he shows his nature in acts as well as features?
Not a very splendid show, but there was a great deal of love done up in the few little bundles, and the tall vase of red roses, white chrysanthemums, and trailing vines, which stood in the middle, gave quite an elegant air to the table.