- to be fit for or worthy of; become: conduct that beseems a gentleman.
- to be suitable or fitting.
Origin of beseem
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Examples from the Web for beseem
And it does not beseem the wife of a Roman noble to accept new fashions in religions.Balthasar
Prithee, Jack, take no airs, for they beseem thee but very ill.In Convent Walls
Emily Sarah Holt
How would it beseem your rank to join these who shame their sex——No, no!In The Fire Of The Forge, Complete
Would it beseem an honest and shamefaced maid if I called him back to me?Margery [Gred], Complete
It does not beseem you, who are educated upon the king's bounty, to speak thus.The Empress Josephine
- archaic to be suitable for; befit
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Word Origin and History for beseem
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