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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"


  1. seeminglyadverb

    To appearances; apparently.

  2. seeminglyadverb

    In a seemly manner; decorously; with propriety.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Seeminglyadverb

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Seeminglyadverb

    in appearance; in show; in semblance; apparently; ostensibly

British National Corpus

  1. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'seemingly' in Adverbs Frequency: #394

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of seemingly in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of seemingly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of seemingly in a Sentence

  1. Cruise Critic McDaniel:

    For the most part, cruise lines are not required to provide much in the form of compensation, though it is at the cruise lines' discretion, and we generally see cruise lines act beyond what is required, by offering seemingly fair compensation for situations like these.

  2. Rachel Banks:

    Countries like Canada, Australia, and China have developed proactive recruiting strategies and are actively recruiting students, while we seemingly are not wanting to attract students.

  3. Brad Mittman MD:

    Every successive failure leads us one step closer to success. Thank God for our failures, those painful walls we hit that define the seemingly invisible boundaries of our lives, ever redirecting us, like guiding lights, down the winning paths to all our victories.

  4. Kevin Brady:

    Despite the serious economic consequences of ever-increasing tariffs, today there are no serious trade discussions occurring between the Texas Republican Kevin Brady and China, no plans for trade negotiations anytime soon, and seemingly little action toward a solution.

  5. Adam Deller:

    This suggests that fast radio bursts can be produced in a variety of environments, or that seemingly one-off bursts detected so far by ASKAP are generated by a different mechanism to the repeater.

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    like a pulp or overripe; not having stiffness
    • A. opaque
    • B. victimised
    • C. plush
    • D. squashy

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