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Be appropriate for; suit:‘as befits a Quaker, he was a humane man’
in keeping with, as befits, fitting, appropriate to, fit for, suitable for, suited to, apt for, proper to, right for, compatible with, consistent with, in character withmeet forView synonyms
- ‘It implies an intent to participate in a profession in a manner befitting that vocation.’
- ‘Already he wore the light and baggy silvered suit befitting his rank and his boots were on.’
- ‘But, befitting its subject matter, the sparkle is definitely there.’
- ‘It was perhaps used to convey the senior noblewomen in a manner befitting their status as the entourage made its way into Windsor.’
- ‘He leads a lifestyle befitting a man of money, erring on excess.’
- ‘This should ensure us that the trial in question would be carried out in the most appropriate and befitting manner.’
- ‘I have been reminded that I tend to overreact in any manner that befits the occasion.’
- ‘It was insulting and again, not befitting someone in my position.’
- ‘I think it is better for me to make the points I want to make in a manner befitting the delicacy of this situation.’
- ‘However, 20 years after his death his remains were moved to a location more befitting the great Bard himself.’
- ‘Despite the raging fury of the Ring upon his finger, he had roused himself in one final mighty effort to meet his end as befit a great warrior and wise councilor.’
- ‘It was an act of public courage befitting the man they loved.’
- ‘Why was someone so blessed with perfection of body and mind unable to find suitable aid, which befitted someone of her lofty station?’
- ‘Yes, in other words I have a lot of time to play around on the computer today and I guess its befitting the birthday bashment.’
- ‘The administration has responded in a manner more befitting politicians than academics.’
- ‘With a physique that suited and befitted the characters allotted to him, Ranjith had an upper hand in the scenes he was involved in.’
- ‘All of this is, of course, behaviour befitting a right-thinking, well-ordered society.’
- ‘She stood, waiting for the officer to greet her in the manner befitting a princess.’
- ‘The issue presents the spirit and persona of our beloved Gurudeva in a most befitting manner.’
- ‘Both come in for criticism more befitting a beheading than a scholarly disagreement.’
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