Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Appearing to be fair.

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  • [P] eople altered, at their pleasure, the customary significance of words to suit their deeds: irrational daring came to be considered the “manly courage of one loyal to his party”; prudent delay was thought a fair-seeming cowardice; a moderate attitude was deemed a mere shield for lack of virility, and a reasoned understanding with regard to all sides of an issue meant that one was indolent and of no use for anything.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » “Free Gaza” Activists’ Version of the Ship Incident

  • People altered, at their pleasure, the customary significance of words to suit their deeds: irrational daring came to be considered the “manly courage of one loyal to his party”; prudent delay was thought a fair-seeming cowardice; a moderate attitude was deemed a mere shield for lack of virility, and a reasoned understanding with regard to all sides of an issue meant that one was indolent and of no use for anything.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » “Free Gaza” Activists’ Version of the Ship Incident

  • If these demands are not met, it is difficult to see how trials in-absentia will meet the needs of the United States for a transparent, fair and fair-seeming mechanism to reestablish our moral authority.

    Sharon Kelly: On the Ground at Guantanamo Bay

  • Upon my parole, I am allowed certain privileges, to walk abroad in the sunlight, to take upon myself a fair-seeming shape, to drink wine and eat savory food.

    Orphans of Chaos

  • I was of no party in particular, I cared only that those devils in fair-seeming be destroyed as they destroyed so many of their slaves.

    The Elvenbane

  • Then they sought for a resting-place, and a hiding-place: for this land, fair-seeming still, was nonetheless now territory of the Enemy.

    The Lord of the Rings

  • The fair-seeming bubble burst, and the rich man of one day found himself on the morrow virtually reduced to beggary.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 28, February, 1860

  • O hallowed modesty, who can this woman be whom I behold here, possessing a fair-seeming form?

    The Tragedies of Euripides, Volume I.

  • Truly, this fair-seeming and wonderful civilisation was like the floor of a charnel-house or a field of battle; anywhere one drove a spade beneath its surface, he uncovered horrors, sights for the eyes and stenches for the nostrils that caused him to turn sick!

    King Coal : a Novel

  • But all this fair-seeming prospect was the prelude to one of the greatest national tragedies in history.

    Bulgaria

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