Definitions

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  • n. semblance; fair appearance; plausibility

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Semblance; fair appearance; plausibility.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Fair appearance; plausibility; semblance.

Etymologies

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seeming +‎ -ness

Examples

  • In fact, the very source of that disquiet, I would argue, may lie in the seemingness of the inconsistence, in our uncertainty, our inability to collapse the subjunctivity level from "could not have happened" back to "could have happened" by way of a rational explanation.

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  • She was expert, and her body was warm and sleek and pulsing with the seemingness of vitality.

    Phaze Doubt

  • "It's her energy, her seemingness of being on tip toe with rising vitality."

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  • I had never seen her with so little wind-surface, and the three narrow strips of canvas, bellied to the seemingness of sheet-iron with the pressure of the wind, drove her before the gale at astonishing speed.

    Chapter 30

  • I remember being struck with the extreme mild-seemingness of all the prisoners, and wondering how such men could have been capable of such frightful brutalities as they had been in Belgium -- they looked and behaved as if they wouldn't have hurt a fly.

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  • Is it not enough to suppose degrees of seemingness, and as it were lighter and darker shades and tones of semblance -- different valeurs, as the painters say?

    Beyond Good and Evil

  • America is going to become isolated in the world if the seemingness keeps going that

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  • And then afterward, when you go to tell about it, there is always that surreal seemingness, which makes the story seem untrue, but which in fact represents the hard and exact truth as it seemed.

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  • Shakespeare afterwards became a player and did write plays -- which were acceptable even to the Queen's Majesty's self -- and I set this down not from vanity to shew I have held converse with such, nor to give a seemingness and colour to my story, but to shew what ill-judged, misinformed knaves were they who did afterwards attribute friendship between my Lord and this Will Shakespeare, even to the saying that he made sonnets to my Lord.

    Condensed Novels: New Burlesques

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