Definition of Behooving

1. Verb. (present participle of behoove) ¹



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Definition of Behooving

1. behoove [v] - See also: behoove

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Behooving

beholdest
beholdeth
beholding
beholdingness
beholds
behoney
behoof
behoofs
behoovable
behoove
behooved
behooveful
behooves
behoovest
behooveth
behooving (current term)
behope
behorn
behote
behotes
behoting
behove
behoved
behoveful
behovefulness
behovely
behoves
behoveth
behoving
behowl

Literary usage of Behooving

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1. Thesaurus of English words and phrases by Peter Mark Roget (1883)
"(severe) 739 ; behooving &.C. v. ; incumbent -, chargeable- on ; under obligation ; obliged -, bound -, tied- by ; saddled with. due -, beholden -, bound - ..."

2. The Writings of Bret Harte by Bret Harte (1896)
"Straighter he stood, and had achieved some praise In other exercise, much more behooving A soldier's taste than merely dirt removing. ..."

3. Lectures on Metaphysics and Logic by William Hamilton (1860)
"For (major and minor terms, major and minor propositions, being in this figure equally arbitrary as in the second) here the sumption behooving to be ..."

4. The Spanish Regime in Missouri: A Collection of Papers and Documents by Louis Houck (1909)
"... it was behooving that said lady should declare before him and before the undersigned Secretary of the government, what happened, that she should answer ..."

5. General History of the Christian Religion and Church by August Neander (1855)
"sent him, аз an honorable present, a magnificent dress, he caused it to be sold, and sent back the avails to the bishop, telling him' it was behooving to ..."

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