adjective, seem·li·er, seem·li·est.
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Origin of seemly
OTHER WORDS FROM seemlyseem·li·ness, noun
Words nearby seemly
Example sentences from the Web for seemly
It was not seemly that the lama, and incidentally himself, should be thrown aside for such an one.Kim|Rudyard Kipling
No church sentiments, no feeling for what is seemly and in order—there has been no resident on the estates for so many years.The Days of My Life|Mrs. Oliphant
It was not seemly for them to be idling in the drawing-rooms.Halcyone|Elinor Glyn
From this ensample we may learn that it is not seemly to love, and tell.French Mediaeval Romances from the Lays of Marie de France|Marie de France
Ignore his claims as she would, Mrs. Ryle felt it would not be seemly to discuss before him Treve's chance of succession.Trevlyn Hold|Mrs. Henry Wood