emerge \ i-ˈmərj \ verb
1. come out into view, as from concealment
2. come out of
3. come up to the surface of or rise
4. become known or apparent
5. happen or occur as a result of something
The word emerge has appeared in 1,311 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on Nov. 16 in “Skiing Hut-to-Hut in the Maine Wilderness” by David Goodman:
From Medawisla, we skied up the broad, groomed Lodge-to-Lodge Trail to a scenic high point. We stopped to take in the sweeping 360-degree views of the imposing snow-covered tabletop summit of Big Spencer Mountain (3,215 feet) that crowns this landscape.
After a brief snack we began a long, wind-in-the-face descent. I skied behind my friend John, an airline pilot, who extended his arms as if flying, banking around broad turns as we glided to the valley floor. A small sign directed us to a narrow trail that snaked through the woods until it abruptly emerged onto the bright white expanse of First West Branch Pond and our next lodge …
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