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As to the Gifted, I have heard Tom say often, that he was certain he was in a fit, and had it inwardly.

Today, in a fit of frenzied jealousy, you would have killed me, your brother.

Why, inside two weeks he'll be fit as a fiddle, and inside a month he'll be his own self!

I was the only judge, in my own wise opinion, of what was right and fit.

Some of us are only fit to destroy what is yet worse than ourselves.

It contains a set of cogs that fit into the cogs on the cover of the can.

If that be holiness, I could show you hogs in this forest who are fit to head the calendar.

He was trying to fit his own ideas of luxury to a garden hose and a city street.

They are trying to persuade me to go back, and—I'm trying to persuade myself that I'm fit to go back.

No other woman since the world began had been so fit for love, had yearned for it so hungrily.

WORD ORIGIN

1823, "the fitting of one thing to another," later (1831) "the way something fits." Originally "an adversary of equal power" (mid-13c.), obscure, possibly from Old English fitt "a conflict, a struggle" (see fit (n.2)).

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