But the temptation to overstep the bounds of seemliness is so great that it is seldom the collector stops at a mere frontispiece.
But he is a great lord, and in seemliness he asks for a lie, and that which he asks is given to him—in seemliness.
It is assuredly not a question to which any neutral visitor can with seemliness hazard a solution.
Mezura, seemliness, is contrasted with dezmezura, licentiousness.
He had had no thought for her, no care save that the seemliness of his own absorbed life might not be disturbed.
Even unlucky devils, such as myself, are not without a certain respect for that which is fitting, for seemliness and etiquette.
At Nantes in Bretaigne dwelt a lady who was rich in beauty and wisdom and all seemliness.
“The palmyra palm has no shadow: the Paraiyan has no regard for seemliness” is a common Tamil proverb.
Was it the sudden sense that struck him of order and seemliness as of a thing premeditated, intended?
There was nothing in his appearance which grated particularly upon Mr. Weatherley's sense of seemliness.
"of pleasing or good appearance," also "proper, tasteful, decorous," early 13c., semlich, from Old Norse soemiligr "becoming, honorable," from soemr (see seem). Related: Seemliness. Cf. Old Norse soemleitr "fine to look at."