After an international outcry, President Yoweri Museveni distanced himself from the bill, and it seemed likely to disappear.
Feeding the frenzy were the celebrities themselves, who, it seemed, collectively decided to all go bonkers all at the same time.
In fact, from the delighted expression on his face, it seemed to set off an interior monologue that you can just about hear.
c.1200, "to appear to be;" c.1300, "to be fitting, be appropriate, be suitable," though the more recent sense in English is the etymological one; from Old Norse soema "to honor; to put up with; to conform to (the world, etc.)," verb derived from adjective soemr "fitting," from Proto-Germanic *somi- (cf. Old English som "agreement, reconciliation," seman "to conciliate," source of Middle English semen "to settle a dispute," literally "to make one;" Old Danish some "to be proper or seemly"), from PIE *som-i-, from root *sem- "one, as one" (see same). Related: Seemed; seeming.