behove

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be fitting

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be appropriate or necessary

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It behoves you; therefore, to exhort her to repentance and to confession, as a proof and consequence thereof.
And will anybody affirm that it behoves us to be more thankful for trials than for blessings?
Then it behoves me to tell your fortune; or so far as I may.
You it was that saw the prints of the Indian moccasin, and it behoves you, to let others be as wise as yourself.
Our debts, I grant, are very great, and therefore it the more behoves you, as a young man of principle and honour, to pay them off as speedily as possible.
Yes, there was Lord Decimus Tite Barnacle, who had risen to official heights on the wings of one indignant idea, and that was, My Lords, that I am yet to be told that it behoves a Minister of this free country to set bounds to the philanthropy, to cramp the charity, to fetter the public spirit, to contract the enterprise, to damp the independent self- reliance, of its people.
Above all things, he says, it behoves him to be clear, at a crisis of this importance,
It behoves us to leave Kit for a while, thoughtful and expectant, and to follow the fortunes of little Nell; resuming the thread of the narrative at the point where it was left, some chapters back.
So it ill behoves the SNP on Aberdeen Council to start whingeing about the labour led administration sending out pro-union literature with council tax bills.
Already there is concern about the ability of hospitals to cope if there is a bad winter, and it behoves all those who are in my age group to do all we can to look after ourselves at home, and not have to be rushed to accident and emergency.
Anyway, I think it behoves us (a good word, behove, we should use it more often) to do what we can to give Cartmel a boost because it's one of the idiosyncratic glories of British racing, to be cherished.
SIR - Given the complete dog's breakfast made by the Tories which masquerades as reform of the NHS in England, it ill behoves Darren Millar to act as cheer leader in political mischief making surrounding the work of Professor Longley ("Watchdog's warning over NHS' financial viability", July 12).
But it ill behoves a left over from the last Tory Government to make political capital out of it, given that party's record on jobs in this part of the world.
It behoves us all to watch how public money is spent on grandiose, Banana-Republic projects.
IT ill behoves your correspondent, V Tomlinson (ECHO Letters, Jan 20), to rail against racism and then to declare himself to be chairman, Merseyside Black Police Association; surely a blatantly racist organisation