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A defendant 'enters an appearance' after being served with summons issued by a court. The appearance may be in person, by his or her attorney, by pleadings, or a combination of these. A failure to make an appearance within a specified period (usually 14 days) after a service of summons may entitle the plaintiff to an ex-parte judgment.

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You must always make sure that your company keeps up a good appearance so that your customers keep it in high regard.
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Her appearance was very nice because she wore really dark eye shadow that made her look mysterious, beautiful and alluring.
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The appearance of the key witness was pivotal in the case for if it was not mentioned in the trial the outcome would have changed.
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