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  • adj. comparative form of seemly: more seemly

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Examples

  • Then he bade his son make thee up this medicine; and there is not in Damascus a comelier or a seemlier youth than this lad of his, nor hath anyone a shop the like of his shop.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Are seemlier hid; my thoughtless youth they blame,

    The Odyssey of Homer

  • It would have been seemlier for theologians in all ages, if their attitude towards physical inquirers had been less hostile; they would then have made converts through eclipses with a better grace.

    Moon Lore

  • Yea and for thyself it is seemlier far to go thus than on foot, for the places where we must wash are a great way off the town.

    Book VI

  • It is a comely thing even for a saint to be well-clothed about with humility, and the deepest valley is safer and seemlier walking for a lame man than the mountain-top; and so on, till Rutherford admitted that Robert Gordon's warnings were neither impertinent nor untimeous.

    Samuel Rutherford

  • I ween indeed if ever it hap that Hrethel's heir by spear be seized, by sword-grim battle, by illness or iron, thine elder and lord, people's leader, -- and life be thine, -- no seemlier man will the Sea-Geats find at all to choose for their chief and king, for hoard-guard of heroes, if hold thou wilt thy kinsman's kingdom!

    Beowulf

  • _Orestes_ calls loudly for admission, telling the slave who opens that he is a traveller, and must do his message to those within ere night falls; to a lady if a lady rules, though a lord is seemlier.

    Story of Orestes A Condensation of the Trilogy

  • Yea and for thyself it is seemlier far to go thus than on foot, for the places where we must wash are a great way off the town. '

    The Odyssey

  • It is a comely thing even for a saint to be well-clothed about with humility, and the deepest valley is safer and seemlier walking for a lame man than the mountain-top; and so on, till Rutherford admitted that

    Samuel Rutherford and some of his correspondents

  • "Nay, take him alive: a seemlier knight never backed steed!" cried the gallant Americans.

    Essays in Little

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