It seems, it appears; it is understood as true; it is said.

A prince of Italy, it seems, entertained his mistress on a great lake.

Syn. — To appear; look. — Seem, Appear. To appear has reference to a thing's being presented to our view; as, the sun appears; to seem is connected with the idea of semblance, and usually implies an inference of our mind as to the probability of a thing's being so; as, a storm seems to be coming. "The story appears to be true," means that the facts, as presented, go to show its truth; "the story seems to be true," means that it has the semblance of being so, and we infer that it is true. "His first and principal care being to appear unto his people such as he would have them be, and to be such as he appeared." Sir P. Sidney.

Ham. Ay, madam, it is common.
Queen. If it be,
Why seems it so particular with thee?
Ham. Seems, madam! Nay, it is; I know not "seems."

(Seem), v. t. To befit; to beseem. [Obs.] Spenser.

(Seem"er) n. One who seems; one who carries or assumes an appearance or semblance.

Hence shall we see,
If power change purpose, what our seemers be.

(Seem"ing), a. Having a semblance, whether with or without reality; apparent; specious; befitting; as, seeming friendship; seeming truth.

My lord, you have lost a friend indeed;
And I dare swear you borrow not that face
Of seeming sorrow, it is sure your own.

(Seem"ing), n.

1. Appearance; show; semblance; fair appearance; speciousness.

These keep
Seeming and savor all the winter long.

2. Apprehension; judgment. [Obs.] Chaucer.

Nothing more clear unto their seeming.

His persuasive words, impregned
With reason, to her seeming.

(Seem"ing*ly), adv. In appearance; in show; in semblance; apparently; ostensibly.

This the father seemingly complied with.

(Seem"ing*ness), n. Semblance; fair appearance; plausibility. Sir K. Digby.

(Seem"less), a. Unseemly. [Obs.] Spenser.

(Seem"li*ly) adv. In a seemly manner. [Obs.]

(Seem"li*ness), n. The quality or state of being seemly: comeliness; propriety.


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