Thesaurus / befit

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More fierceness in his eye than befit the man or the occasion.

The rooms were decorated to befit the day, and great jack-o'-lanterns grinned from mantels or brackets.

And then he would sit in his arm-chair for hours, intending to turn his mind to such solemn thoughts as might befit a dying man.

Orley FarmAnthony Trollope

Shall the son of peace (that is, a Christian), he asks, act in battle when it will not befit him even to go to law?

It has its full share of scientific, artistic, and benevolent institutions such as befit a great European capital.

Foot-prints of TravelMaturin M. Ballou

When I shall have seen his answers, and the reasons he advances, I shall give order that such measures be taken as may befit.

This will befit the Master's dignity, and will be useful for the young men to know.

For I could not risk losing you by exposing you to fatigues and dangers which befit neither your rank nor your sex.

We must soon again haste to the exciting scenes of war, which, as men, befit us most.

The Circassian ChiefW.H.G. Kingston

He did not indulge in any frivolous rhymes, but used the stately rhythms that befit a very solemn event.

True to His HomeHezekiah Butterworth

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