to befit

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  • "Because thou art not of honor sufficient to befit thee to speak to my lord." Cited from Bulfinch's Mythology, by Thomas Bulfinch
  • To befit a roadside park, the state highway department was asked to provide a name.
  • "Because thou art not of honour sufficient to befit thee to speak to my Lord." Cited from The Mabinogion Vol. 2 (of 3), by Owen M. Edwards
  • His style sometimes appears to befit the decorative Rococo more than of his time.
  • Together they should sit and look into the fire, and be as silent or as full of happy speech as might seem to befit the hour. Cited from The Twenty-Fourth of June, by Grace S. Richmond
  • For that which is proper to the lowest science seems not to befit this science, which holds the highest place of all. Cited from Summa Theologica, Part I (Prima Pars), by Thomas Aquinas
  • The man seemed to befit the environment, majestic though it was. Cited from The Last Leaf, by James Kendall Hosmer
  • They went to London, and Marian was carried into the midst of all the gaieties supposed to befit her age and situation. Cited from The Two Guardians, by Charlotte Mary Yonge
  • The division initially remained in the United States for training, which in common with all airborne units was extremely arduous to befit their elite status.
  • His mental attitude was friendly, but inquisitorial; as seemed to him to befit one charged with the cure of souls. Cited from Unleavened Bread, by Robert Grant
  • Van Dyck was the first painter who taught people how they ought to look, to befit an admirer's view of their aristocratic rank. Cited from The Book of Art for Young People, by Agnes Conway & Sir Martin Conway
  • Attwood was an ambitious entrepreneur who wanted a property to befit his new status and promote his quest for a peerage.
  • "And is she installed in my former rooms, with the canopy over her cradle to befit her strain of royalty?" Cited from Unknown to History, by Charlotte M. Yonge
  • Some consequences, however, would, it is probable, attend this economy, which do not seem to befit a revelation that proceeded from God. Cited from Evidence of Christianity, by William Paley
  • Adequate arrangement of lighting is done to befit this occasion.
  • Ropner was a wealthy shipping and industrial magnate, and in common with the style of the times, demanded a home to befit his status in society.
  • The creators of Macross originally gave this and other Zentradi character names unusual romanizations to befit their alien nature.
  • Sometimes these fail and, on the other hand, she occasionally receives the unearned gifts supposed to befit a potentate or a shrine. Cited from Woman in Modern Society, by Earl Barnes
  • Wladon designed a regal, military costume to befit the future of Modora.
  • The next story we have to tell is so strange and wild, that it would seem better to befit the cloudy times when history had not yet been disentangled from fable, than the comparatively clear light of the fourteenth century. Cited from A Book of Golden Deeds, by Charlotte M. Yonge
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