“There is meetness in all things,” said the old lady, picking up her distaff.
And what meetness is in setting the like of me in a chair that would well hold Charlemagne and his twelve Peers?
Surely we should desire a meetness for our inheritance as well as a title to it.
He died at the age of seventy, after a short illness, in which he gave evidence of meetness for heaven.
By such means alone can your character be gradually forming into "a meetness for the inheritance of the saints in light."
It is only those who have here acquired a meetness for the inheritance of the saints in light who can enjoy its possession.
Now, could he ever lose his title, his fitness, his meetness?
Old English metan "to find, find out; fall in with, encounter; obtain," from Proto-Germanic *motjan (cf. Old Norse mæta, Old Frisian meta, Old Saxon motian "to meet," Gothic gamotijan), from PIE root *mod- "to meet, assemble." Related to Old English gemot "meeting." Meaning "to assemble" is from 1520s. Of things, "to come into contact," c.1300. Related: Met; meeting. To meet (someone) halfway in the figurative sense is from 1620s.
"proper, fitting," Old English gemæte, Anglian *gemete, "suitable, having the same dimensions," from Proto-Germanic *ga-mætijaz (cf. Old Norse mætr, Old High German gimagi, German gemäß "suitable"), from collective prefix *ga- + PIE *med- "to measure" (see medical (adj.)). The basic formation is thus the same as that of commensurate.
1831 in the sporting sense, originally of gatherings for hunting, from meet (v.).