But at the close of one chapter, she reprints the script of the ad with a seeming note of affection for its “real message.”
He has kept “the Devil way down in the hole,” writes Horspool, by seeming to have done a deal with the angels.
Reeking of cigarette smoke and body odor, Bassam smiled, seeming to understand and excuse my monolinguism.
And she always adds humor to it, which she knows she can pull off, without it seeming vulgar or too campy.
Gonzalez, seeming unruffled, responded that Forde could have worn a wig.
On this she sat silent for a full minute, seeming to study my face.
The bear walked on, looking at them now and then, but seeming to treat them with contempt.
The descent was continued, seeming to Saxe almost interminable.
She thrust it through the paper, and began to cut round the seeming door.
Surely this seeming folly had been the power of God, and the wisdom of God.
late 14c., present participle adjective from seem. Seemingly in sense of "to all appearances" recorded from 1590s.
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.