[ adverb ] 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

Used in print

(Nathan Rapport, ""I've Been Here before!"...)

In this manner they side-step the seemingly hopeless investigation of the greater depths of mystery in which all_of us grope continually .

(E. Gellhorn, "Prolegomena to a theory of the emotions"...)

These are few and seemingly disjointed data , but they illustrate the important fact that fundamental alterations in conditioned_reactions occur in a variety of states in which the hypothalamic balance has been altered by physiological experimentation , pharmacological action , or clinical processes .

(Guy Bolton, The Olympians....)

Naked girls danced in the chancel of the Abbey , the youngest and seemingly the most innocent being chosen to read a sermon filled with veiled depravities .

(Bruce Palmer, "My Brother's Keeper", Many Are...)

The figure on the earth halted , seemingly bewildered .