would befit

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  • He is nine years old, and seems at once less childlike and less manly than would befit that age. Cited from French/Italian Notebooks, V2, Nath. Hawthorne
  • It would befit us well to accept the compensation for your sake. Cited from Grettir the Strong, Icelandic Saga, Author Unknown
  • He was dressed in a black robe, such as would befit a scholar. Cited from The Blind Spot, by Austin Hall and Homer Eon Flint
  • I will not repeat this warning, but will instead, if you persist, take such summary measures as would befit a person of your instincts. Cited from Master Tales of Mystery, Volume 3, Collected by Francis J. Reynolds
  • The executive and judicial departments are on a scale of expense which would befit a continent. Cited from The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 102, April, 1866, by Various
  • When Sir Bloedel heard the guerdon, and that the lady through her beauty would befit him well, he weened to serve the lovely queen in strife. Cited from The Nibelungenlied
  • "That will furnish a pedestal which would befit the sarcophagus of a king." Cited from Adrift in the Ice-Fields, by Charles W. Hall
  • Originality, however, thinks and feels for itself; commonly the original artist does not live the refined, intellectual life that would befit the fancy-man of the cultured classes. Cited from Art, by Clive Bell
  • It is written in a mix of Latin and Italian, in hexameter verse (as would befit a classical Latin poem).
  • We saw apparently the whole bay, but there was no crowd of vessels, such as would befit a great sea-port; a few spires peeping over a hill, with some fortifications, were all that was visible. Cited from Views a-foot, by J. Bayard Taylor
  • Finally, a number of images; some girdles and brocades; some old weapons, which would befit John of Dresden very well; this is my booty. Cited from The Argonauts, by Eliza Orzeszko (AKA Orzeszkowa)
  • If it be that I am indeed to be your king, then do I deem your choice made only because I am my dear father's son, and not that I have any virtue or prowess that would befit me for that high office. Cited from The Thirsty Sword, by Robert Leighton
  • Tawul raised Uruki as would befit a son of the royal family of Hokkan and the boy grew to love Tawul and Soren as his true father and brother.
  • All the senators and private individuals, men and women, without exception entertained so violent a hatred of him that all their words and actions relating to him were such as would befit the downfall of a most implacable foe. Cited from Dio's Rome, Vol VI., by Cassius Dio
  • Here you shall see castellated towns that would befit the scenery of dreamland; streets that glow with colour like cathedral windows; hills of the most exquisite proportions; flowers of every precious colour, growing thick like grass. Cited from Across The Plains by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Silence would befit the subject, only that, unluckily, a well-meaning publisher was struck by the idea of mobilizing the clerical forces to hail James Tissot as an evangelical painter. Cited from The Cathedral, by Joris-Karl Huysmans
  • For He pre-ordained the measurements of the whole of the universe, and what number would befit the essential parts of that universe -- that is to say, which have in some way been ordained in perpetuity; how many spheres, how many stars, how many elements, and how many species. Cited from Summa Theologica, Part I (Prima Pars), by Thomas Aquinas
  • In a fulness of years Azariah had died and been chested, like Joseph of old, his soul to be gathered, as he believed, to another horizontal plane, exalted far above this, as would befit an abode for spirits of the departed good. Cited from The Boss of Little Arcady, by Harry Leon Wilson
  • During the 1970s, he was cast as Professor Tryst in the Doctor Who episode "Nightmare of Eden" and after discussion with his friend Tom Baker chose to give the character a hybrid accent as would befit an alien in the future.
  • Josephine and Julia should come to visit her, they should have little frocks that would befit the pretty nieces of Mrs. Ward Carter; they should have a taste of polo games and country clubs, and in a winter or two Josephine's first formal dance should be given in Aunt Harriet's house. Cited from Harriet and the Piper, by Kathleen Norris
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