20 Sep 2018

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What does "apparent" of " in an apparent bid to jump-start negotiations," mean?
"clear"(obvious) or "seeming"??

WASHINGTON — The woman who has accused Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh of sexual assault has told the Senate Judiciary Committee, in an apparent bid to jump-start negotiations, that she “would be prepared to testify next week,” so long as senators offer “terms that are fair and which ensure her safety,” according to an email her lawyers sent to committee staff members.

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