befitted befitted

Definition(s):

  • (v) accord or comport with

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. His air was mildly astonished, as befitted a wary Tennessee mountain man inspecting the sinful sight of the big cities.
  2. As befitted the director of such forces as he commanded, he had no permanent headquarters, but was first in one place, then in another.
  3. She was always gracious and dressed impeccably, as befitted a First Lady.

News

  • Buckley’s 86th Commencement Exercises

    June 12 was a beautiful day; one that provided relief from an otherwise rainy week and befitted the festive mood of the Buckley Country Day School graduates, their families and friends who had gathered to celebrate the graduation of the Class of 2013. Reverend Joseph R. Gibino, Pastor of Holy Trinity R.C. Church in Whitestone and friend of several of the graduates’ families, gave this year’s ...
    on August 2, 2013     Source: Oyster Bay Enterprise-Pilot

Quotes

  1. "He was a great asset to the club and it would be gut-wrenching for him that he couldn't finish in a manner that more befitted his career," Thomas said yesterday. "To miss the last couple of years and dwindle off into the sunset isn't really...
    on Oct 3, 2007 By: Grant Thomas Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

  2. LaHood said Fitzgerald "more befitted the senator from his high school class, than the senator from Illinois."
    on Jan 22, 2009 By: Ray LaHood Source: Chicago Tribune

  3. Of the notorious "massacre," Mr. Cox said in a later interview: "My colleague at the law school, Paul Freund, a man of considerable grace and wit, remarked after my firing that nothing befitted me as well as the manner of my leaving that job. It's a...
    on May 30, 2004 By: Archibald Cox Source: Boston Globe (registration)

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