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Synonyms for beseem

to be appropriate or suitable to

Synonyms for beseem

accord or comport with

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As the holder of an office, a magistrate could exercise a limited judgment, but only in compliance with the orders of his supe rior: it is better "for the Commonweale, and more beseeming the dignitie of the magistrate of himself to give up his office.
There where the Field Was deepest stain'd with Gore, on Hochstet's Plain, The Theatre of the Glory, once was rais'd, A meaner Trophy, by th'Imperial Hand: Extorted Gratitude; which now the Rage Of Malice Impotent, beseeming ill A Regal Breast, has levell'd to the Ground: Mean Insult
He knew, as Jonathan Goldberg explains, that the "letter is the space of a beseeming seeming, the simulations of a rhetorical culture that writes all forms of behavior.
Piggot, according to a contemporary account, delivered a caustic "invective against the Scots and Scottish nation; using words of scandal and obloquy, ill beseeming such an audience, and not pertinent to the matter in hand.
For throwing and wrestling, I hold them exercises not so well beseeming nobility, but rather soldiers in a camp or a prince's guard.
15th, at 3:15 in the early lovely morning, born to the sounds of my 8mm camera (I work in that less expensive medium almost entirely now, being now more "amateur" than ever) and Bach harpsichord music from our portable phonograph smuggled into the hospital; and he was born as gently as the moon from clouds, Jane easily delivering and in complete control, and born flowing long (2 inch) black hair, looking on the world from gray-green eyes, intense centered expression softening into lines of beseeming sensitivity, a down covered body of some 7 lbs.
It does seem to have begun to appear in the early seventeenth century, when Henry Peacham described 'throwing and wrestling' as 'exercises not so well beseeming Nobilitie',(9) but in the course of the century this process was somehow halted - the upper classes rediscovered an interest in those popular sports practised by their social inferiors.
By "legal" I mean that those "aberrations" of new musical order must conform to the known as surely as the surprisin g variations of glass in rippling water conform to the known glass under water (to borrow an Ezra Pound metaphor): variables, each rip and twist of glass-form must seem inevitable in the beseeming infinity of torqued rippling.