Definition of to or by all appearances in English:
As far as can be seen: to all appearances, it had been a normal day
More example sentences
- Now such statements are apparently unconfirmable - to all appearances there is no possible evidence of observation which would count for or against them.
- That must be the thinking at another bar I was in - suddenly they're everywhere - that has an enclosed but, to all appearances, unventilated ‘smoking lounge.’
- So the moral dilemma: do I pay money to find out for myself, thus lining the pockets of someone who has, to all appearances, committed massive scholarly fraud, or do I paddle along in ignorance?