It was a fitting backdrop for the Paris debut of his perfectly calculated, spare gray suiting.
We tried to make his suiting more Irish, to keep him a step away from the aristocracy.
"What's the matter with stripping," asked Steve cheerfully, suiting action to word.
suiting the action to the word, he raised his musket and shot the gobbler.
And, suiting the action to the word, he set manfully to work.
"I'll sit down, with your leave," the prisoner said, suiting the action to the word.
And suiting the action to the word, he seized Susi by her dress, and led her to the door.
suiting the action to the thought, he sprang at the door and opened it.
suiting the action to the word, he pulled out a small canvas bag, and took from it two five-franc pieces.
suiting the action to the words, he put his barrel-stave rocker on the embers.
c.1300, "attendance at court, the company attending," also their livery or uniform, via Anglo-French siwte, from Old French suitte "attendance, act of following," from Gallo-Romance *sequita, fem. of *sequitus, from Latin secutus, past participle of sequi "to attend, follow" (see sequel).
Meaning "application to a court for justice, lawsuit" is first recorded early 15c. Meaning "set of clothes to be worn together" is attested from early 15c., from notion of the livery or uniform of court attendants. As a derisive term for "businessman," it dates from 1979. Meaning "set of playing cards bearing the same symbol" is first attested 1520s, also from the notion of livery. Hence, to follow suit (1670s), which is from card playing.