Beseemed
Beseem Be*seem", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Beseemed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Beseeming}.] [Pref. be- + seem.] Literally: To appear or seem (well, ill, best, etc.) for (one) to do or to have. Hence: To be fit, suitable, or proper for, or worthy of; to become; to befit. [1913 Webster]

A duty well beseeming the preachers. --Clarendon. [1913 Webster]

What form of speech or behavior beseemeth us, in our prayers to God ? --Hocker. [1913 Webster]


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  • beseemed — be·seem || bɪ siːm v. suit, fit …   English contemporary dictionary

  • beseemed — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Beseem — Be*seem , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Beseemed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Beseeming}.] [Pref. be + seem.] Literally: To appear or seem (well, ill, best, etc.) for (one) to do or to have. Hence: To be fit, suitable, or proper for, or worthy of; to become; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Beseem — Be*seem , v. i. To seem; to appear; to be fitting. [Obs.] As beseemed best. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Beseeming — Beseem Be*seem , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Beseemed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Beseeming}.] [Pref. be + seem.] Literally: To appear or seem (well, ill, best, etc.) for (one) to do or to have. Hence: To be fit, suitable, or proper for, or worthy of; to become; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Middling — Mid dling, a. Of middle rank, state, size, or quality; about equally distant from the extremes; medium; moderate; mediocre; ordinary. A town of but middling size. Hallam. [1913 Webster] Plainly furnished, as beseemed the middling circumstances of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Middlingly — Middling Mid dling, a. Of middle rank, state, size, or quality; about equally distant from the extremes; medium; moderate; mediocre; ordinary. A town of but middling size. Hallam. [1913 Webster] Plainly furnished, as beseemed the middling… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Middlingness — Middling Mid dling, a. Of middle rank, state, size, or quality; about equally distant from the extremes; medium; moderate; mediocre; ordinary. A town of but middling size. Hallam. [1913 Webster] Plainly furnished, as beseemed the middling… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gest — noun A story or adventure; a verse or prose romance. They did obeysaunce, as beseemed right, / And then againe returned to their restes: / The Porter eke to her did lout with humble gestes …   Wiktionary

  • beseem — (v.) early 13c., from BE (Cf. be ) + SEEM (Cf. seem) (v.). Related: Beseemed; beseeming …   Etymology dictionary

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