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So likewise it was befitting women to be chaste and refined, and to endure.

Befitting best that sex, whose sphere of action is in the heart.

The measure must be of sonorous dignity, befitting the subject.

The pose is simple and majestic, as befitting the portrait of an Emperor.

It is not befitting my maiden dignity, and I know my mother would not approve.

He hurried away, trying his best to cover a smile with a befitting dignity.

They have been called noble and masterly, and the words are befitting.

Perhaps no such vision for the befitting in expression has ever existed.

Two things, however, must be kept in view, the practicable and the befitting.

"An idle threat, and one befitting what I have heard of you," said he.

WORD ORIGIN

1560s, present participle adjective from befit (q.v.). Related: Befittingly.

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