• WordNet 3.6
    • v deem keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view "take for granted","view as important","hold these truths to be self-evident","I hold him personally responsible"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: During the California gold rush of 1849, miners sent their laundry to Honolulu for washing and pressing. Due to the extremely high costs in California during these boom years, it was deemed more feasible to send their shirts to Hawaii for servicing.
    • n Deem Opinion; judgment.
    • Deem To account; to esteem; to think; to judge; to hold in opinion; to regard. "For never can I deem him less him less than god."
    • Deem To be of opinion; to think; to estimate; to opine; to suppose. "And deemest thou as those who pore,
      With aged eyes, short way before?"
    • Deem To decide; to judge; to sentence; to condemn. "Claudius . . . Was demed for to hang upon a tree."
    • Deem To pass judgment.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The first nation to ally with the USA during the Persian Gulf war was Canada. However, their soldiers were deemed unfit for combat and assigned to guard duty.
    • deem To think, judge, or hold as an opinion; decide or believe on consideration; suppose: as, he deemed it prudent to be silent.
    • deem To hold in belief or estimation; adjudge as a conclusion; regard as being; account: as, Shakspere is deemed the greatest of poets.
    • deem To judge; pass judgment on; sentence; doom.
    • deem To adjudge; decree.
    • deem To dispense (justice); administer (law).
    • deem To have an opinion; judge; think.
    • n deem Opinion; judgment; surmise.
    • n deem A tithe; a tenth.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Athens, Greece, a driver's license can be taken away by law if the driver is deemed either unbathed or poorly dressed.
    • v.t., v.i Deem dēm to judge: to think: to believe
    • n Deem (Shak.) opinion
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  • Carl Jung
    “We deem those happy who from the experience of life have learnt to bear its ills without being overcome by them.”
  • Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    “How many things served us but yesterday as articles of faith, which today we deem but fables?”
  • Dorothy Nevill
    Dorothy Nevill
    “The commercial class has always mistrusted verbal brilliancy and wit, deeming such qualities, perhaps with some justice, frivolous and unprofitable.”
  • Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    “For truly it is to be noted, that children's plays are not sports, and should be deemed as their most serious actions.”
  • Lao-Tzu
    “A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    “There is no crime of which I do not deem myself capable.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. demen, to judge, condemn, AS. dēman, fr. dōm, doom; akin to OFries. dēma, OS. adōmian, D. doemen, OHG. tuommen, Icel. dæma, Sw. dömma, Dan. dömme, Goth. dōmjan,. See Doom (n.), and cf. Doom (v.)


In literature:

The officers of the garrison have resolved to board with you, for we deem it an honor to be the guests of so patriotic a man.
"Napoleon and the Queen of Prussia" by L. Mühlbach,
He deems the circumstance a clear proof of the fiction that attaches to the entire story of the capture of Veii.
"The History of Rome, Books 01 to 08" by Titus Livius
I deem it fortunate that my return has afforded me an opportunity of welcoming you and Miss Temple.
"Henrietta Temple A Love Story" by Benjamin Disraeli
He was made for what the worldly deem prosperity.
"Alroy The Prince Of The Captivity" by Benjamin Disraeli
Clovis had entrusted him with his ring, as proof of his mission, in case he should deem the maiden worthy to be the bride of his king.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 6 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
I'll admit I didn't get all stirred up when Mr. Robert comes in from luncheon and announces that this Penrhyn Deems person is missing.
"Torchy and Vee" by Sewell Ford
Cease thou of any to hope desired boon of well-willing, Or deem any shall prove pious and true to his dues.
"The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus" by Caius Valerius Catullus
But for its oval shape he might deem it the crater of some extinct volcano.
"The Lone Ranche" by Captain Mayne Reid
Were I to do this, really I should deem myself deserving of any calamity.
"The Comedies of Terence" by Publius Terentius Afer, (AKA) Terence
Deeming themselves not wanted in the churches, his converts set up a separate and more militant organization.
"History of the United States, Volume 5" by E. Benjamin Andrews

In poetry:

Nor deem it ye, as many do,
A weak and idle thing
That, at that moment Laura loved
The praises of a king;
"A Ballad Of 1812" by Sarah Anne Curzon
Me therefore, Mrs Arden,
And think me not ungrateful
Because I deem most hateful
Tea in the garden.
"Tea In The Garden" by Cicely Fox Smith
Such fond superfluousness of strength
In wall and wood
As his half-wise, half-fearful eye
Deemed only good.
"Home For Love" by John Freeman
He always seemed to have much time
To hear me tell my joy,
So that I came to deem him but
An idle, lazy boy.
"To Kate. (In Lieu Of A Valentine)" by Ellis Parker Butler
A nation has the mighty power
His inmost soul to stir --
He does not deem it sacrifice
To give himself for her.
"The Volunteer" by William Hamilton Hayne
And each king of earth,
Whose life we deem a holiday,
For this would give his kingship's worth
Most joyously away!
"I Am Young" by George Frederick Cameron

In news:

Neoconservatism was once deemed dead—'Buried in the sands of Iraq'.
Frann Michel discusses the phenomenon of "healthism," the elevation of health to an individualized and pervasive moral value, a neoliberal attitude used to rationalize withholding care from those deemed undeserving.
In a land deemed 'frontier' there's no greater adventure than traveling on Montana roads: whether it be on a highway, two-lane secondary or miles upon miles of gravel.
The constantly evolving language of texting isn't simply about eliminating vowels, it's eliminating letters deemed extraneous.
Sacramento's nomadic winter shelter deemed a success, but what next.
Deemed sexist and offensive by many consumers, tee was marketed to girls ages seven to 16.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called for "international legal regulations against attacks on what people deem sacred".
Well, we Americans deem free speech sacred.
Upcoding for therapy services accounted for most of the more than $1 billion in payments in 2009 that investigators deemed improper.
The Fed said it will spend $40 billion a month to buy mortgage bonds for as long as it deems necessary to make home buying more affordable.
AUSTIN, Texas — Gov Rick Perry is slamming the US Federal Reserve's plans to spend $40 billion a month to buy mortgage bonds for as long as it deems necessary to make home buying more affordable.
Gov Rick Perry is slamming the US Federal Reserve's plans to spend $40 billion a month to buy mortgage bonds for as long as it deems necessary to make home buying more affordable.
After failing an air quality test for elevated levels of mold spores last week, the Oxford School has been officially deemed safe by the Department of Public Health.
After a rough week, the Oxford School in Fairhaven has been deemed safe.
For years, women were told that they needed to get a Pap every year, but now that the necessary annual ritual is no longer deemed as necessary, many women are confused.

In science:

The emphasis of such research and systems was on satisfying short-term information-seeking goals by retrieving information deemed relevant to queries.
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
The conception of Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity in 1915 was deemed a theorist’s paradise, but an experimentalist’s nightmare.
Variational Principles in General Relativity
As long as the analysis cannot exclude the possibility that the boundary or the source is playing a role, the consequence from the analysis is deemed to be questionable.
Are waves all localized in two dimensional random media?
The SDSS takes spectra during conditions which are not deemed “photometric”.
Star formation rate indicators in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
Of course the latter concern is somewhat atypical considering that boundary terms are usually deemed unimportant in the thermodynamic limit.
Coarse graining and control theory model reduction