Definitions for seemingly
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apparently, seemingly, ostensibly, on the face of itadverb
from appearances alone
"irrigation often produces bumper crops from apparently desert land"; "the child is seemingly healthy but the doctor is concerned"; "had been ostensibly frank as to his purpose while really concealing it"-Thomas Hardy; "on the face of it the problem seems minor"
To appearances; apparently.
In a seemly manner; decorously; with propriety.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
In appearance; in show; in semblance.
Etymology: from seeming.
To this her mother’s plot,
She, seemingly obedient, likewise hath
Made promise to the doctor. William Shakespeare, Merry Wives of Winds.
They to their viands fell, not seemingly
The angels, nor in mist. John Milton.
I have touched upon them, though seemingly collateral to my scope; and yet I think they are more than seemingly so, since they pertinently illustrate my design. Joseph Glanvill, Sceps.
The city dame was so well bred, as seemingly to take all in good part. Roger L'Estrange.
The king and haughty empress, to our wonder,
If not aton’d, yet seemingly at peace. Dryden.
This the father seemingly complied with; but afterwards refusing, the son was likewise set aside. Joseph Addison, Freeholder.
They depend often on remote and seemingly disproportioned causes. Francis Atterbury.
Seemingly is an adverb that means in a way that gives the impression or appearance of having a certain quality or characteristic, despite there possibly being doubt about its truth or reality. It is often used to indicate that something appears to be one way, but may in fact be different.
in appearance; in show; in semblance; apparently; ostensibly
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'seemingly' in Adverbs Frequency: #394
The numerical value of seemingly in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of seemingly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones tend to take care of themselves.
When you encounter seemingly good advice that contradicts other seemingly good advice, ignore them both.
Awareness is the main thing, i think people just aren't aware that something so seemingly harmless could actually be damaging. I think people are probably more aware that, for example, batteries contain chemicals that can damage the gut very substantially, but magnets seem very innocuous objects.
Colorblind racism is the new racial music most people dance to, the 'new racism' is subtle, institutionalized and seemingly nonracial.
It's common practice seemingly, particularly in the city of London, that finance houses like Goldman Sachs feel that their reputation is enhanced for other work if they're the advisers to sovereign governments for key pieces of work, an IPO for AIB, if we're selling 25 percent of it, would be one of the biggest IPOs ever in the London stock market. So obviously there'd be great attention paid to who the advisers are. There's no commitment at the point of sale that Goldman Sachs would get any additional work.
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