[ US /ˈsim/ ]
[ UK /sˈiːm/ ]
  1. give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect
    This appears to be a very difficult problem
    She seems to be sleeping
    They appeared like people who had not eaten or slept for a long time
    This project looks fishy
  2. appear to one's own mind or opinion
    I seem to be misunderstood by everyone
    I can't seem to learn these Chinese characters
  3. appear to exist
    There seems no reason to go ahead with the project now
  4. seem to be true, probable, or apparent
    It seems that he is very gifted
    It appears that the weather in California is very bad
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How To Use seem In A Sentence

  • Intellectual Dublin seemed no longer to consist of writers, but of folk singers, bearded or otherwise.
  • It also seems to carry the well-tempered glow of late Woody Allen with a well-satisfied view of late life and with few illusions. The Unshine Boys
  • I learned how to negotiate fights between adolescent girls without making it seem like parental interference.
  • Maurice Mair seemed to spin like a teetotum and pitch upon his face like a ninepin. The Complete Father Brown
  • Moreover, Mr Webb's point about what he calls disinterested management -- that is to say, the management of banks by officers whose remuneration bears no relation to the profit made on each piece of business transacted -- is one of the matters in which English banking seems likely at least to be modified. War-Time Financial Problems
  • Leaving London they went to Paris, where they passed a few days, but soon grew weary of the place; and Lord Chetwynde, feeling a kind of languor, which seemed to him like a premonition of disease, he decided to go to Germany. The Cryptogram A Novel
  • People were gulping down sundowners, women seemed to be, rather disinterestedly, sipping their drinks and picking up a bite.
  • I'm still feeling a bit cranially sprained, mind you, but the cat seems perfectly happy to be spending a snow day on the couch with me, watching S3 of Mission: Impossible. The Snowpocalypse Continues
  • If all this seems a little negative, let me assure you I now feel an almost pathological fondness for the place. Times, Sunday Times
  • He seemed a little taken aback, sat and listened with fur bristling, one hand stroking the back of the other.
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