Examples of seemly in a Sentence
it would not be seemly to use the memorial service as a forum for your political views
a young man of seemly appearance, robust health, and keen intelligence
Recent Examples of seemly from the Web
In a court hearing on Thursday (July 13), the parents of Charlie Gard, the critically ill baby in Britain, were at odds with their son's hospital over a seemly straightforward fact: The size of their baby's head.
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Origin and Etymology of seemly
Middle English semely, from Old Norse sœmiligr, from sœmr fitting
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of seemly for English Language Learners
: proper or appropriate for the situation
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