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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 withView synonyms
- ‘Already he wore the light and baggy silvered suit befitting his rank and his boots were on.’
- ‘I have been reminded that I tend to overreact in any manner that befits the occasion.’
- ‘Why was someone so blessed with perfection of body and mind unable to find suitable aid, which befitted someone of her lofty station?’
- ‘But, befitting its subject matter, the sparkle is definitely there.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘It was insulting and again, not befitting someone in my position.’
- ‘It was an act of public courage befitting the man they loved.’
- ‘However, 20 years after his death his remains were moved to a location more befitting the great Bard himself.’
- ‘He leads a lifestyle befitting a man of money, erring on excess.’
- ‘It was perhaps used to convey the senior noblewomen in a manner befitting their status as the entourage made its way into Windsor.’
- ‘The administration has responded in a manner more befitting politicians than academics.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘It implies an intent to participate in a profession in a manner befitting that vocation.’
- ‘She stood, waiting for the officer to greet her in the manner befitting a princess.’
- ‘With a physique that suited and befitted the characters allotted to him, Ranjith had an upper hand in the scenes he was involved in.’
- ‘This should ensure us that the trial in question would be carried out in the most appropriate and befitting manner.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘I think it is better for me to make the points I want to make in a manner befitting the delicacy of this situation.’
- ‘All of this is, of course, behaviour befitting a right-thinking, well-ordered society.’
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