Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BEHOOVE

It will behoove France to see that her entrances are well guarded.

Under these circumstances, I think, it does not behoove us to be too severe.

But not another word about it: It does not behoove me to judge the past, for it does not belong to me.

It does not behoove the maestro to stand at the side of his pupil.

"It does not behoove me to advise my sagacious and prudent husband," she said.

Will it not behoove me to cultivate all my virtues and eradicate all my defects?

It does not behoove us, who neither believe in their right to prohibit free assembly, nor to permit it, to appeal to them.

Now as heretofore it will behoove the Editor of these pages, were it never so unsuccessfully, to do his endeavor.

The old man had two favorite words—behoove and emit—but behoove was evidently his choice.

In all ways, it behooved men to quit simulacra and return to fact; cost what it might, that did behoove to be done.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English behofian "to have need of, have use for," verbal form of the ancient compound word represented by behoof.

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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.