American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Appearance; show; outward appearance or looks; semblance; especially, a false appearance.
- n. Fair appearance.
- n. Opinion; judgment; way of thinking; estimate; apprehension.
- Becoming; befitting; proper; seemly.
- That appears to be (real, proper, or the like); having a semblance or appearance of being real, or what is purported; ostensible; apparent: as, seeming happiness; a seeming friend.
- In a becoming or seemly manner; seemly.
- v. present participle of seem.
- adj. apparent
- n. outward appearance
- n. obsolete apprehension; judgement
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Having a semblance, whether with or without reality; apparent; specious; befitting.
- n. Appearance; show; semblance; fair appearance; speciousness.
- n. obsolete Apprehension; judgment.
- adj. appearing as such but not necessarily so
“The page repeated, her name seeming to fill the crowded hallway.”
“Rob called to her, his expression seeming unusually earnest in the face of his loss.”
““I’m sorry,” Eden voiced the feeling in the room, the phrase seeming inadequate.”
“With only a few days before the election, and the party in seeming free-fall, it seems too impractical to spend money on long-shot races like Halvorson.”
“Diary is yet another attempt to con some children in seeming their beloved literary characters brought to life in a dumbed down version of themselves.”
“A face is described as seeming to "acquire a dull, gray coating, as if someone had forgotten to dust it, and the beard, drawing strength from the compost of unhealthy flesh, spread rapidly, seeming to drive out life, like ivy takes light from the front of a house.”
“He puts on a good show in seeming likeable, but its all a facade.”
“In the cities several lanes of traffic funnel commuters in seeming chaos, and peripheral roads provide welcome bypasses to steer the long distance traveller away from the free-for-all city streets.”
“Friedman presents this example in seeming seriousness as an example of the wonderful power of economic thinking.”
“In 1938, the Japanese Red Cross worked with government authorities to create a series of posters to teach the public about the new Anti-Aircraft Defense Law, which was enacted in seeming anticipation of air strikes following the outbreak of the Japan-China War (1937-1945).”
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