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But when she reached the courtyard she was surprised to find they had not paused, as surely would have been seemly.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
The thick white hair was arranged in seemly order, and his hands lay upon the coverlet as if he had finished something.
SKIPPER WORSEALEXANDER LANGE KIELLAND
She had only put a little powder on her hair and drawn its curling richness into a seemly knot.
COUNTRY NEIGHBORSALICE BROWN
Thou hast already made of thyself a more seemly looking maid; still better things may come ere long.
MAID SALLYHARRIET A. CHEEVER
But this particular difference of view was a delicate matter, not seemly for a daughter to mention.
THE OPEN QUESTIONELIZABETH ROBINS
And if, instead of staring after her, you'd lend a hand and set the kitchen straight, it would be more seemly.
CHRISTMAS ENTERTAINMENTSALICE MAUDE KELLOGG
Now as I am called Lawman of this country, it would not be seemly for me to break the law by harbouring outlaws.
GRETTIR THE STRONGUNKNOWN
It was the beginning of the end of an age of comfort, confidence, and gentle and seemly behaviour in Europe.
THE OUTLINE OF HISTORY: BEING A PLAIN HISTORY OF LIFE AND MANKINDHERBERT GEORGE WELLS
It is right that you should rule now, and most seemly, since you allowed me to rule when our matter was much less hopeful.
GRETTIR THE STRONGUNKNOWN
Mr. Lewes has simply accepted the post of editor, and it was seemly that I should write a little in it.
GEORGE ELIOT'S LIFE, VOL. II (OF 3)GEORGE ELIOT
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO SEEMLY

  • civil
  • courteous
  • courtly
  • decorous
  • deferential
  • dignified
  • exact
  • grandiose
  • impressive
  • majestic
  • moving
  • precise
  • proper
  • punctilious
  • seemly
  • solemn
  • starchy
  • stately
  • stiff
  • striking
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