Simple past tense and past participle of seem.(verb)
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Use "seemed" in a sentence
"Slave-Power; such apologists and supporters of Wrong; such pusillanimous, weak-hearted advocates of the unpopular Right; such slaves to Cotton and its threats, that we had almost lost the God-given independence of American freemen, and seemed -- thank God! events have proved only _seemed_ -- to be entirely given up to money and mechanics, to have become, indeed, a nation of peddlers."
"He saw only the necessary stages that had led to it, and to him they seemed natural; but to Adams, still living in the atmosphere of Palmerston and John Russell, the sudden appearance of Germany as the grizzly terror which, in twenty years effected what Adamses had tried for two hundred in vain, frightened England into Americas arms, seemed as melodramatic as any plot of Napoleon the Great."
"Prior to Shannon, Mr. Gleick notes, the term seemed as hopelessly subjective as "beauty" or "truth.""