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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Seemly \Seem"ly\ (s[=e]m"l[y^]), a. [Compar.Seemlier (s[=e]m"l[i^]*[~e]r); superl. Seeliest.] [Icel. s[ae]miligr, fr. s[ae]mr becoming, fit; akin to samr same, E. same; the sense being properly, the same or like, hence, fitting. See Seem, v. i.] Suited to the object, occasion, purpose, or character; suitable; fit; becoming; comely; decorous. [1913 Webster] He had a seemly nose. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] I am a woman, lacking wit To make a seemly answer to such persons. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Suspense of judgment and exercise of charity were safer and seemlier for Christian men than the hot pursuit of these controversies. --Hooker. [1913 Webster] Syn: Becoming; fit; suitable; proper; appropriate; congruous; meet; decent; decorous. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Seemly \Seem"ly\ (s[=e]m"l[y^]), adv. [Compar. Seemlier; superl. Seemliest.] In a decent or suitable manner; becomingly. [1913 Webster] Suddenly a men before him stood, Not rustic as before, but seemlier clad, As one in city or court or place bred. --Milton. [1913 Webster]




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