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Definitions of beseem

  1. Be suitable or becoming to; to befit; to seem. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. Literally: To appear or seem (well, ill, best, etc.) for (one) to do or to have. Hence: To be fit, suitable, or proper for, or worthy of; to become; to befit. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To be seemly or fit for. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. To become; befit. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. To be becoming to; befit. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. To seem. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. To become; to befit; to be worthy of. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. Beseeming. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. Beseemingly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. Beseemed. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

Usage examples for beseem

  1. Life is an ephemeral business, and we waste too much of it in judging where it would beseem us better to accept, that we ourselves may come to be accepted by such future ages as may pursue the study of us. – The Life of Cesare Borgia by Raphael Sabatini
  2. For it would not beseem Americans, said Franklin, to fight against one who had earned the admiration of the whole world. – This Country Of Ours by H. E. Marshall Author: Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall
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