Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1 APPEAR COMP
NOTE: NP1 may be a dummy subject like 'it.'
This appears to be a very difficult problem.
It appeared to be a very bad accident.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 4
John's real father, whom he'd never met, appeared at the wedding.
A new star appeared on the horizon.
Did your latest book appear yet?
No major new talents have appeared on Broadway for many years.
Homo sapiens appeared millions of years ago.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 3, 5
Which operas did Renee Fleming appear in last season?
Gielgud appears briefly in this movie.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6
She appeared on several charges of theft.
I had to appear in traffic court last week.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 7