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seemingly adv : 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; "on the face of it the problem seems minor" [syn: apparently, ostensibly, on the face of it]

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seemingly
  1. In a seeming manner.
    • 1748. David Hume. Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral. London: Oxford University Press, 1973. § 15.
      an object, seemingly like those which we have experienced, may be attended with different or contrary effects.
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adverb
  • Portuguese: aparentemente
  • Spanish: aparentemente

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