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"He will look for me, and seem bewildered, as if something were lost," replied Philothea.

The hearth bore a uniform appearance, and did not seem to have been tampered with.

His grasp did not bruise, it did not seem to be tight; but the hand that held it was immovable.

Mrs. Bines declared that it did seem to her very much like out-and-out gambling.

To the adventurer from New York they seem always new and crude.

She did not seem to hear at first, nor to comprehend when she went back over his words.

She did not seem frightened, and ate readily the damper and sugar given her.

She was one of those persons who seem to have come into the world well-dressed.

Did not this seem to border upon cruelty, my dear, in so indulgent a mother?

Charlie, you seem to forget that we're talkin' about a man and a gun.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, "to appear to be;" c.1300, "to be fitting, be appropriate, be suitable," though the more recent sense in English is the etymological one; from Old Norse soema "to honor; to put up with; to conform to (the world, etc.)," verb derived from adjective soemr "fitting," from Proto-Germanic *somi- (cf. Old English som "agreement, reconciliation," seman "to conciliate," source of Middle English semen "to settle a dispute," literally "to make one;" Old Danish some "to be proper or seemly"), from PIE *som-i-, from root *sem- "one, as one" (see same). Related: Seemed; seeming.

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