it would seem

it would seem
1. It turns out
2. I have been told
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Main Entry:seem

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  • be what you would seem to be — Cf. AESCHYLUS Seven against Thebes 1. 592 οὐ γὰρ δοκεῖν ἄριστος ἀλλ᾽ εἶναι θέλει, for he wishes not to appear but to be the best; SALLUST Catilina liv. Esse, quam videri, bonus malebat, he [sc. Cato] preferred to be good, rather than to seem good …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • seem — W1S1 [si:m] v [linking verb, not in progressive] [Date: 1100 1200; : Old Norse; Origin: sœma to be appropriate to , from sœmr appropriate ] 1.) to appear to exist or be true, or to have a particular quality ▪ Ann didn t seem very sure. ▪ It seems …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • seem — [ sim ] verb intransitive never progressive *** 1. ) to appear to be something or appear to have a particular quality: John seems nice. seem (to be) someone/something: Susan seems a very sensible person. seem happy/genuine/relaxed etc. to someone …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • seem — /si:m/ verb (linking verb, not in progressive) 1 to appear to be a particular thing or to have a particular quality, feeling, or attitude: Dinah didn t seem very sure. | seem to sb: Larry seemed pretty angry to me. | “How did she seem to you?”… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • seem */*/*/ — UK [siːm] / US [sɪm] verb [intransitive, never progressive] Word forms seem : present tense I/you/we/they seem he/she/it seems present participle seeming past tense seemed past participle seemed 1) to appear to be something, or to appear to have… …   English dictionary

  • seem — v.intr. 1 give the impression or sensation of being (seems ridiculous; seems certain to win). 2 (foll. by to + infin.) appear or be perceived or ascertained (he seems to be breathing; they seem to have left). Phrases and idioms: can t seem to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • would — verb, past of will Etymology: Middle English wolde, from Old English; akin to Old High German wolta wished, desired Date: before 12th century 1. a. archaic wished, desired b. archaic wish for ; want c. (1) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • seem — see be what you would seem to be …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • Seem — (s[=e]m), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Seemed} (s[=e]md); p. pr. & vb. n. {Seeming}.] [OE. semen to seem, to become, befit, AS. s[=e]man to satisfy, pacify; akin to Icel. s[ae]ma to honor, to bear with, conform to, s[ae]mr becoming, fit, s[=o]ma to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • seem — seem, look, appear can mean to be as stated in one s view or judgment, but not necessarily in fact Often they are used interchangeably with apparently no difference in meaning {he seems tired} {the students look eager} {the orchestra appeared… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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