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[mee-seemz] /miˈsimz/
verb (impersonal);, past meseemed. Archaic.
it seems to me.
Origin of meseems
1350-1400; Middle English me semeth; see me, seem, -s2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • And seeing his trouble she answered him gently: "meseems thou couldst not do anything I would not understand."

    The Stars in the Pool Edna Kingsley Wallace
  • Whate'er betide, meseems we cannot do worse on the continent than in Hispaniola.

    Vasco Nuez de Balboa Frederick Albion Ober
  • meseems you are the only honest person in this poison-infected Court.

    The Tangled Skein Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
  • "meseems you protest over-much, Gaston," she said, with a sigh.

    Petticoat Rule Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
  • meseems the truth is that aforetime thou sawest only thyself in mine eyes, and that now thou hast learned to look beyond thyself.

    The Stars in the Pool Edna Kingsley Wallace
  • meseems I know you too well, fine sir, to release you on parole.

  • meseems that a superstitious awe of evil omens has seized upon my soul, returned the maiden, in a tremulous tone.

    Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf George W. M. Reynolds
  • "meseems the healing is applied very far from the hurt," replied Iubdan.

  • My very bones seem on the rack; My spirit wails aloud; meseems My heart is thronged with funeral dreams.

    Charles Baudelaire, His Life Thophile Gautier
  • She answered, "meseems thou art a brave man if thou durst abide at home here."

    The Story of Grettir The Strong Translated by Eirikr Magnusson and William Morris
British Dictionary definitions for meseems


verb (past) meseemed
(transitive; takes a clause as object) (archaic) it seems to me
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for meseems

late 14c., me semeth, from me (pron.) + seem (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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