Definition of Befits

1. Verb. (third-person singular of befit) ¹



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Definition of Befits

1. befit [v] - See also: befit

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Befits

befeld
befell
beffana
beffanas
befie
befight
befile
befind
befinger
befingered
befingering
befingers
befinned
befiradol
befit
befits (current term)
befitted
befittest
befitteth
befitting
befittingly
befittingness
beflag
beflagged
beflagging
beflags
beflake
beflatter
beflay
beflea

Literary usage of Befits

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1. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares (1859)
"In the reprint of Mansion's Satires by J. Bowie (1764) we read, Fond affectation befits an ape, ... 219 befits an ape, ..."

2. The English Review (1844)
"Let him tower unapproachable in his grandeur: let us contemplate him from the distance which befits inferiority combined with veneration. ABT. VI. ..."

3. The History of Sicily from the Earliest Times by Edward Augustus Freeman (1892)
"It befits the strange mixture of the mystical and the practical in his character, if we answer that he was fighting for Syracuse against the allies of ..."

4. The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature by Tobias George Smollett (1803)
"While yet our limbs are nerv'd, And it befits, let Age his furl'd brow smooth. Wine prest, when my Torquatus Was consul, bring thou forth.' Vol. ii. p. 313. ..."

5. Manifesto of the Communist Party by Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels (1906)
"... cattle of a bourgeois party. policy of fighting such as befits a fighting party. In the Bavarian legislative election things are somewhat different. ..."

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