Definition of Behoved

1. Verb. (past of behove) ¹



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Definition of Behoved

1. behove [v] - See also: behove

Lexicographical Neighbors of Behoved

behoofs
behoovable
behoove
behooved
behooveful
behooves
behoovest
behooveth
behooving
behope
behorn
behote
behotes
behoting
behove
behoved (current term)
behoveful
behovefulness
behovely
behoves
behoveth
behoving
behowl
behowled
behowling
behowls
behung
beidellite
beige
beige mouse

Literary usage of Behoved

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Institutes of the Christian Religion by Jean Calvin (1844)
"Nor did he fast in the manner of men, as it behoved him to do, if he intended to stimulate men to an imitation of him: on the contrary, he exhibited an ..."

2. The history of the French revolution, tr. with notes by F. Shoberl by Thomas Carlyle, Marie Joseph L. Adolphe Thiers (1838)
"At the degree of power which the' committee had attained, it behoved it to avoid ... It behoved, therefore, the members of the committee of public •welfare, ..."

3. An exposition of the Creed by John Pearson, Edward Burton (1857)
"Thirdly, it behoved us to take notice of the Roman governor in the expression of our Saviour's passion, that thereby we might understand how it came to pass ..."

4. The Growth of British Policy: An Historical Essay by John Robert Seeley (1895)
"A transition had manifestly taken place in Europe, of which it behoved politicians everywhere to take note. Ever since Charles V's time the power of the ..."

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