seem like


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seem like (something)

To appear to be or give the impression of being a particular kind of person or thing. A: "Have you met Tom's new boyfriend?" B: "Yeah, he seems like a nice guy." Though it seemed like a good idea at the time, the direction we pursued with the company nearly bankrupted us.
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seem like someone or something

to appear to be like some kind of person or something. You seemed like such a nice person when I met you. This seems like a nice day.
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It's a total myth that not caring about your studies makes you seem like you're all that.
So it doesn't really seem like the plane is a big flying Valium.
I wasn't thinking in terms of precious prints or archival quality; I didn't want the work to seem like a commodity (no one was buying it anyway).
Discussions of the relative beauty or syncopation of popular music might seem like irrelevant babble to someone who isn't a devotee or scholar.
Then there's Hillary doing such unladylike things as going to the Hill to meet with Congressional leaders about policy-which people won't tolerate, Sam Donaldson warned, because it will seem like "Hillary's running the country." George "Miss Manners" Will lectured that Hillary disrupts age-old Government protocol, since it's so "awkward for members of Congress to deal with the President through the President's spouse." Clinton's other mistake is not having a Washington "insider" in the Oval Office, someone, as Gordon Petersen put it, with "brass knuckles" who knows how to deliver "a knee in the groin" when needed.
While three degrees might not seem like much, consider that the average July high temperature in Crawford is already 97 degrees, and that it's not unusual for Crawford to have 30 days of unbroken 100-degree weather in the summer.
One day something may happen and I will understand that all the things I now feel, which do not at all seem like love (the word I would use to describe my feelings about my family, the people I have made my own: my husband, my children, my friends, though that word 'friend' is so thin to explain that thickness), are in fact love; that I loved my brother and the other people I am from, my mother, my other brothers, and Mr.