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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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In the first place attempts have been made to show that "Hesiod" is a significant name and therefore fictitious: it is only necessary to mention Goettling's derivation from IEMI to ODOS (which would make `Hesiod' mean the
But, in order to show how I there handled this matter, I mean here to give the explication of the motion of the heart and arteries, which, as the first and most general motion observed in animals, will afford the means of readily determining what should be thought of all the rest.
If a general shows confidence in his men but always insists on his orders being obeyed, the gain will be mutual.
The master of the show then began a second harangue, and said much of the great force of example, and how much the inferior part of mankind would be deterred from vice, by observing how odious it was in their superiors; when he was unluckily interrupted by an incident, which, though perhaps we might have omitted it at another time, we cannot help relating at present, but not in this chapter.
Master Pedro now came back, and in a cart followed the show and the ape- a big one, without a tail and with buttocks as bare as felt, but not vicious-looking.
Dick had never found any one take a fancy to him so readily, nor show it in an easier or less offensive manner.
I show you beautiful, O, magnificent bust Christopher Colombo
Now, it seems to be a law of nature that we must show our true selves at some time, and as the Scot must do it at home, and squeeze a day into an hour, what follows is that there he is self-revealing in the superlative degree, the feelings so long dammed up overflow, and thus a Scotch family are probably better acquainted with each other, and more ignorant of the life outside their circle, than any other family in the world.
Wait, I'll show you," and he called up the canoe just behind.
I have a daughter,' said the old woman, 'who is so beautiful that she has not her equal in the world, and is well fitted to be your wife; if you will make her lady-queen I will show you the way out of the wood.
It is a queer man-pride that leads one to drink with men in order to show as strong a head as they.
No, it's too hot; better stroll about the garden and have a row in the boat, show Darya Alexandrovna the river banks.