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synonyms for behooves

  • have to
  • is becoming
  • is fitting
  • is logical
  • is natural
  • is necessary
  • is reasonable
  • is responsible for
  • must
  • requires
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How to use behooves in a sentence

It well behooves those in high places to make their actions and opinions conform to their great destinies.
THE KNIGHT OF GWYNNE, VOL. I (OF II)CHARLES JAMES LEVER
At the same time it is a truth which it behooves every religionist and particularly every Jew to believe.
A HISTORY OF MEDIAEVAL JEWISH PHILOSOPHYISAAC HUSIK
It behooves us before everything else positively to ascertain that mediumistic phenomena exist.
MYSTERIOUS PSYCHIC FORCESCAMILLE FLAMMARION
It behooves me to learn something of the "Philosopher of Knigsberg," and I want these to ease the way.
THE LETTERS OF WILLIAM JAMES, VOL. 1WILLIAM JAMES
But it behooves us old stagers to keep our lamps trimmed and burning to the last, and not trust to the sun's looming.
THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, VOLUME 14, NO. 86, DECEMBER, 1864VARIOUS
As for music—but perhaps it behooves a retired prima donna to be discreet in making comparisons.
MEMOIRS OF AN AMERICAN PRIMA DONNACLARA LOUISE KELLOGG
Now behooves me hasten just a mite, if I'm goin' to get to Kingdom before sundown!
PIPPIN; A WANDERING FLAMELAURA E. RICHARDS
Some of our inmates is payin' boarders, sir, payin' boarders, and behooves us set palatable food before 'em.
PIPPIN; A WANDERING FLAMELAURA E. RICHARDS
This is an impasse, Mr. Cornell, and it behooves all of us to be extremely polite to one another.
HIGHWAYS IN HIDINGGEORGE OLIVER SMITH
It behooves us now to see that while a narrow pallet is advisable a very wide tooth is not; yet these two are inseparable.
AN ANALYSIS OF THE LEVER ESCAPEMENTH. R. PLAYTNER
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WORDS RELATED TO BEHOOVES

  • behooves
  • have to
  • is becoming
  • is fitting
  • is logical
  • is natural
  • is necessary
  • is reasonable
  • is responsible for
  • must
  • requires
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.