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The greatest mistake a man can make is to be afraid of making one.
Elbert Hubbard
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Verb

Infinitive
to seem

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to seem (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To appear; to look outwardly; to be perceived as.
    He seems to be ill.
    Her eyes seem blue.

Quotations

  • 1813 (14th C.): Dante Alighieri, The Vision of Hell as translated by The Rev. H. F. Cary.
    He, from his face removing the gross air,
    Oft his left hand forth stretch'd, and seem'd alone
    By that annoyance wearied.

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