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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Seemly  \Seem"ly\,  adv  [Compar.  {Seemlier};  superl. 
  In  a  decent  or  suitable  manner;  becomingly. 
  Suddenly  a  men  before  him  stood,  Not  rustic  as  before 
  but  seemlier  clad,  As  one  in  city  or  court  or  place 
  bred.  --Milton. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Seemly  \Seem"ly\,  a.  [Compar.{Seemlier};  superl.  {Seeliest}.] 
  [Icel.  s?miligr,  fr  s?mr  becoming,  fit  akin  to  samr  same 
  E.  same  the  sense  being  properly,  the  same  or  like  hence 
  fitting.  See  {Seem},  v.  i.] 
  Suited  to  the  object,  occasion,  purpose,  or  character; 
  suitable;  fit  becoming;  comely;  decorous. 
  He  had  a  seemly  nose.  --Chaucer. 
  I  am  a  woman,  lacking  wit  To  make  a  seemly  answer  to 
  such  persons.  --Shak. 
  Suspense  of  judgment  and  exercise  of  charity  were  safer 
  and  seemlier  for  Christian  men  than  the  hot  pursuit  of 
  these  controversies.  --Hooker. 
  Syn:  Becoming;  fit  suitable;  proper;  appropriate;  congruous; 
  meet  decent;  decorous. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  according  with  custom  or  propriety;  "her  becoming  modesty"; 
  "comely  behavior";  "it  is  not  comme  il  faut  for  a 
  gentleman  to  be  constantly  asking  for  money";  "a  decent 
  burial";  "seemly  behavior"  [syn:  {becoming},  {comely}, 
  {comme  il  faut},  {decent},  {decorous}] 

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