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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SUIT

He said, 'We make precedents in the West when we can't find one to suit us.'

The subject is one which can be popularized to suit even such an audience.

My reason is that I wish to have a son-in-law who will suit my wants.

"Some pretty cloak and suit models get big wages," said Cadge.

He was an athletic man, and the indolence of camp life did not suit him as it did Yates.

He was very sanguine about that suit with the Nugents of Carrickashaughlin.

A suit of this kind should be as irreproachable in fit and finish as a tailor can make it.

This did not suit our notions of a land cruise, and we began to grumble.

The bolt shown did not happen to suit, and the strangers again left us.

I had a suit some years ago at Paris, for which English witnesses were necessary.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "attendance at court, the company attending," also their livery or uniform, via Anglo-French siwte, from Old French suitte "attendance, act of following," from Gallo-Romance *sequita, fem. of *sequitus, from Latin secutus, past participle of sequi "to attend, follow" (see sequel).

Meaning "application to a court for justice, lawsuit" is first recorded early 15c. Meaning "set of clothes to be worn together" is attested from early 15c., from notion of the livery or uniform of court attendants. As a derisive term for "businessman," it dates from 1979. Meaning "set of playing cards bearing the same symbol" is first attested 1520s, also from the notion of livery. Hence, to follow suit (1670s), which is from card playing.

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