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Seem to be a very quiet listener (6)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

appear

'seem to be' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'a very quiet listener' is the wordplay.
'very quiet' becomes 'pp'.
'listener' becomes 'ear' (I've seen this before).
'a'+'pp'+'ear'='APPEAR'

(Other definitions for appear that I've seen before include "Seem or materialise" , "Seem, look" , "Show up, become visible" , "become available" , "Become visible as ghost might" .)

I've seen this clue in The Mirror.
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