seeming (n.)
deceptive appearance, two-faced behaviour, pretence
H8 II.iv.108[Queen Katherine to Wolsey] You sign your place and calling, in full seeming, / With meekness and humility
MA IV.i.54[Claudio to Hero] Out on thee! Seeming!
MM II.iv.15[Angelo alone, of status] How often dost thou ... tie the wiser souls / To thy false seeming!
MM II.iv.150[Isabella to Angelo] Seeming, seeming! / I will proclaim thee
MM III.ii.37[disguised Duke to Elbow] That we were all ... / Free from our faults, as faults from seeming free
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