They had followed him in some manner, perhaps by chance, and it behooved Mm now to lie close.
This woman was evidently quizzing him, so it behooved him to repay her in kind.
Who and what he was, it behooved His Excellency to discover.
I knew not that it behooved me to be upon my oath, being in the presence of the Governor of Rome.
Andrews, her nurse—as behooved one employed in a house about which there "was talk" bore herself with a lofty and exclusive air.
He was not especially drawn to Felix, but felt that it behooved him to be polite.
He liked pool, but with a condition in mathematics to work off it behooved him to do some studying.
It behooved me then to approach him, but to approach him in the shadow of the boat-house.
Nevertheless they knew that it behooved them to be cordial and to accept the situation with good grace.
It behooved him now to reach Grant as soon as he could with his news.
Old English behofian "to have need of, have use for," verbal form of the ancient compound word represented by behoof.
Historically, it rimes with move, prove, but being now mainly a literary word, it is generally made to rime with rove, grove, by those who know it only in books. [OED]