Origin of seeming
Synonyms for seeming
verb (used without object)
Origin of seem
Synonyms for seem
Examples from the Web for seeming
Contemporary Examples of seeming
Her problem is when can she and Justin T get married now, in the foreseeable future, without it all seeming a bit “Hello, us too”?Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Got Married and We’re Worried About Jennifer Aniston
Kevin Fallon, Tim Teeman
August 28, 2014
And yet, you can appear outwardly perfect, seeming to have it all together.We're Talking About Depression All Wrong
August 20, 2014
Williams interviewed and profiled four D-Day veterans, showing his sensitive side without ever seeming maudlin.Hillary Clinton’s Network Massage
June 10, 2014
Each side offends the other by seeming to justify their sense of doom.Cliven Bundy Is Angry—Just Like the Rest of Us
April 19, 2014
“A pleasure meeting you,” Bratton told the cop, seeming to mean it.My Patrol With the NYPD’s Bill Bratton
March 14, 2014
Historical Examples of seeming
The old man read it and for a time mused himself into seeming oblivion.
Miss Milbrey nodded encouragement, seeming to chuckle inwardly.
Don't let me be surprised at your seeming unsisterliness, Bella.Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
Then there is a seeming silence, but it is the silence of a deeper sound.Ballads of a Bohemian
Robert W. Service
She started suddenly awake, seeming to have been roused by the opening of a door.Weighed and Wanting
verb (may take an infinitive)
Word Origin for seem
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.