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Definitions of befit

  1. To fit, or be suitable to:-pr.p. befitting; pa.p. befitted. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2. To fit; become; be suitable to. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  3. To be suitable for; be worthy of. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. To suit; to be suitable to; to become. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  5. To suit; to become. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  6. Befittingly. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. Befitted. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for befit

  1. Any strong observations on it I feel sincerely would ill befit the solemnity of this scene; but I would earnestly beseech of you, my Lord,- you who preside on that bench,- when the passions and prejudices of this hour have passed away, to appeal to your own conscience, and to ask of it, was your charge as it ought to have been, impartial and indifferent between the subject and the crown? – The American Union Speaker by John D. Philbrick
  2. This, I felt, was paid to me as being President of the republic, and I endeavoured to behave myself with such mingled humility and dignity as might befit the occasion; but I could not but feel that something was wanting to the simplicity of my ordinary life. – The Fixed Period by Anthony Trollope
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