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; 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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  • Beseeming — Be*seem ing, n. 1. Appearance; look; garb. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] I . . . did company these three in poor beseeming. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Comeliness. Baret. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Beseeming — Be*seem ing, a. Becoming; suitable. [Archaic] {Be*seem ing*ly}, adv. {Be*seem ing*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • beseeming — 1520s, from beseem, from BE (Cf. be ) + SEEM (Cf. seem) …   Etymology dictionary

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

  • beseeming — …   Useful english dictionary

  • ill-beseeming — ill beseemˈing adjective (Shakespeare) Unbecoming • • • Main Entry: ↑ill …   Useful english dictionary

  • well-beseeming — well beseemˈing adjective Befitting • • • Main Entry: ↑well …   Useful english dictionary

  • Beseemingly — Beseeming Be*seem ing, a. Becoming; suitable. [Archaic] {Be*seem ing*ly}, adv. {Be*seem ing*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Beseemingness — Beseeming Be*seem ing, a. Becoming; suitable. [Archaic] {Be*seem ing*ly}, adv. {Be*seem ing*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • καλοκἀγαθικώτερον — καλοκἀγαθικός beseeming a adverbial comp καλοκἀγαθικός beseeming a masc acc comp sg καλοκἀγαθικός beseeming a neut nom/voc/acc comp sg …   Greek morphological index (Ελληνική μορφολογικούς δείκτες)

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