Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive v. Archaic It seems to me.

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  • it seems to me

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • It seems to me.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • It seems to me. See methinks.

Etymologies

Middle English me semeth : me, to me; see me + semeth, third person sing. present tense of semen, to seem; see seem.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Fair Female Correspondents of literature, Yea -- meseems to look forward even now and behold thee, the "Amelia" of Georgia -- May you be its fondest boast.

    Letter from Young John Allen to Mollie Houston,June 2, 1854

  • Both writers have expressed themselves well, but meseems each has secured, as often happens, a fragment of the truth and holds it to be the whole

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Said the old man, “O my son, meseems thou weepest for the damsel who sailed yesterday with the Frank?”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Ibrahim son of al-Kasib heard these words, he bowed his head awhile in thought and al-Sandalani said to him, O my son, I have notseen in Baghdad a fairer than thou, and meseems that, when she seeth thee, she will love thee.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • But now meseems I grow more timid than a crouching hair,

    Letters of Two Brides

  • Then she spake after a while: Dear friend, I had it in my mind to say to thee many things that meseems were sage, but now neither will the thought of them come into my mind, nor the words into my mouth.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • And specially shalt thou bid Atra unto me; for meseems she is so wise already that I may learn her more wisdom, and put that into her heart which may solace her and make her to cease from fretting her own heart, and from grief and longing overmuch.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • But now Atra lays a hand kindly on her shoulder and stays her, and says: Now meseems the walls of the Wailing – Tower, for so it hight, have no ears to hear, and we may talk together.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • So she spake, and he stood up stark and stern, and so departed, and kissed her not again; though meseems she would have suffered him had he offered it.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • And meseems thou wilt not have come hither by her leave, or thou wouldst be in other guise than this; so that belike thou wilt be the runaway of thy mistress.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

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  • Said while steepling the fingers and arching an eyebrow.

    March 19, 2008