behove

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be fitting

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be appropriate or necessary

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But, as Endicott glanced right and left along the front, he discovered a personage at some little distance with whom it behooved him to hold a parley.
Anne raged over this but was helpless; she could not cast an old friend like Gilbert aside, especially when he had grown suddenly wise and wary, as behooved him in the dangerous proximity of more than one Redmond youth who would gladly have taken his place by the side of the slender, red-haired coed, whose gray eyes were as alluring as stars of evening.
It would have behooved Abd-Allah to cite such naivete as Webb's major weakness; by skirting this issue, the author misses a chance to discuss a persistent impediment to fruitful religious dialogue.
Just as it behooved league owners to talk up the Ovitz proposal earlier this year as leverage in the stadium game, it behooved them Tuesday to praise all three groups assembled and not tip their hand.