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Chris -- 2015-05-30

#1 2005-11-19 18:20:14

From: Winchester Massachusetts
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 674

'unseenly' for 'unseemly'

Unseemly behavior is behavior that ought not to be seen. About 600 ghits:

It was an unseenly quarrel, demeaning to the memory of the Princess, and taking
absolutely no account of the enormous affection in which she was held. … fa=preview

At the time of the holiday, I thought it slightly unseenly that a senior member
of the judiciary should advertise his fondness for the PM so openly.

Women teachers who marry, or engage in unseenly conduct, will be dismissed. … pl?read=78

Rumour has it that Albert had his penis pierced with a ring so that he could manipulate his privates to prevent an unseenly bulge when he wore tight trousers. … alth6.html

...or, did scott come in for the jewelry just after Laci went missing and the jeweler thinking it was unseenly for him to be worrying about jewelry at the time …

The cotton balls are really secret hidden cameras, which whacky preachers use
to monitor any unseenly behavior. … irection=n



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