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Synonyms for behoove

to be appropriate or suitable to

Synonyms for behoove

be appropriate or necessary

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Now we will lie here in ambush until we can get news, for it doth behoove us to be cunning and wary if we would bring our friend Will Stutely off from the Sheriff's clutches.
So it behooves us to leave at the first moment that appears at all propitious.
There are, indeed, many hotels, for the entertainment of tourists is the business of the place, which, as many travelers will remember, is seated upon the edge of a remarkably blue lake--a lake that it behooves every tourist to visit.
And the same sun, yellow and pale, as it behooves a Dutch sun to be, was shining in the skies; and the same grated window looked down upon him from the Buytenhof; and the same rabble, no longer yelling, but completely thunderstruck, were staring at him from the streets below.
However, if one designs to construct a dwelling-house, it behooves him to exercise a little Yankee shrewdness, lest after all he find himself in a workhouse, a labyrinth without a clue, a museum, an almshouse, a prison, or a splendid mausoleum instead.
Taug, always cautious himself, as it behooves one to be who fares up and down the jungle and desires to survive, swung noiselessly into a tree, where he could have a better view of the clearing.
And not only need we breathe and exercise the soul by assuming the penalties of abstinence, of debt, of solitude, of unpopularity,--but it behooves the wise man to look with a bold eye into those rarer dangers which sometimes invade men, and to familiarize himself with disgusting forms of disease, with sounds of execration, and the vision of violent death.
But this it behooves you to know, that in those days I began to resolve the heterogeneous mass known as the People into its elements, and to evaluate its good and bad qualities.
1 In the same interview, when asked about your husband, you said: "It doesn't behoove us to be a public couple.
It would certainly behoove the faculty to take on more of an active role.
I" think it would be a bit Pollyannaesque to await reassurance that all is well in pharmacy- and technology-land It would behoove physicians to have as many non-pharmaceutical and non-technological tricks as can fit up the sleeves of their white coats.
If we want to avoid that which France is beginning to experience, it will behoove us to perhaps reconsider our heritage and traditions and that which we have abandoned or lost and that upon which the entire genius of Western civilization--its education, science, culture and identity and moral underpinning--is based and is wholly dependent on: our Judeo-Christian tradition and worldview.
what this is meant to do, essentially, is provide even greater incentives and greater information to customers about the widely varying cost of electricity and when it might actually behoove customers to make even greater efforts to strategically manage their loads and create even greater demand savings than they've found it economically beneficial to do up to this point.
25), it would behoove us also to remember the draft riots in New York during the Civil War.