Beseem



to be fit for or worthy of; become:
conduct that beseems a gentleman.
to be suitable or fitting.
Historical Examples

A sailorman ain’t built to die in his bed, nor does it beseem him to be buried on shore.
With Porter in the Essex James Otis

Prithee, Jack, take no airs, for they beseem thee but very ill.
In Convent Walls Emily Sarah Holt

She clad her and her handmaids with care, as did beseem them.
The Nibelungenlied Unknown

And it does not beseem the wife of a Roman noble to accept new fashions in religions.
Balthasar Anatole France

Sif has a gallant at home; thou wilt anxious be to find him: thou shalt that arduous work perform; it will beseem thee better.
The Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson; and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson Saemund Sigfusson and Snorre Sturleson

It does not beseem you, who are educated upon the king’s bounty, to speak thus.
The Empress Josephine Louise Muhlbach

How would it beseem your rank to join these who shame their sex——No, no!
In The Fire Of The Forge, Complete Georg Ebers

I told you before, that it did not beseem you to grovel in the dust.
Goethe and Schiller L. Mhlbach

It does not beseem you to despair and complain like other poor, suffering children of humanity.
Goethe and Schiller L. Mhlbach

Does it beseem a grown-up man like you to be as disobedient as a capricious child?
The Slaves of the Padishah Mr Jkai

verb
(archaic) to be suitable for; befit
v.

early 13c., from be- + seem (v.). Related: Beseemed; beseeming.

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