The left, right, religious and secular all seem to agree on one thing: Israel is facing tough times.
On the list of world problems, the difficulties of Paris taxi riders may seem to rank low.
These particular verbal slaps do seem less than the moment requires.
Just a few pages apart, the editors published two articles that seem to be pointing in opposite directions.
A lot of good in the world comes from people who seem, at the time, to be reprehensible.
Phil could not seem to hurt them; he merely knocked them away.
That I should not believe my eyes, and that you are not what you seem to be.
Somehow it does not seem that we are getting on as we have been led to expect.
I have been into your larder, but you seem to have nothing there.
"No wonder you seem so much like one of us," remarked Marjorie.
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.