Seem·ing·ly, adv. In appearance; in show; in semblance; apparently; ostensibly.
This the father seemingly complied with. --Addison.
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]