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- adv. Apparently; as far as can be seen or determined.
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- adv. from appearances alone
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The burden of offence lying manifestly with Mrs. Dorset, this conjecture seemed on the face of it gratuitously unkind; but Selden knew that in the most one-sided matrimonial quarrel there are generally counter-charges to be brought, and that they are brought with the greater audacity where the original grievance is so emphatic.
This statement is on the face of it likely enough, for although the young Castelfrancan early showed his independence of tradition and his preference for the more modern phases of Bellini's art, it is extremely probable he was also called upon to paint some smaller devotional pieces, such, for instance, as “The Christ bearing the Cross,” lately in the Casa Loschi at Vicenza. [
If this be denied him, then must he have acted wholly by instinct -- which would seem more marvellous on the face of it than if, in dim ways, he had performed a vague thought-process.