verb (used with object), be·hooved, be·hoov·ing.
verb (used without object), be·hooved, be·hoov·ing.
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Example sentences from the Web for behoove
So I thought it behooved us, on the 20th anniversary of starting that list, to take a harder look at what progress means.
If so, it would behoove Yaalon, and Melamed, to reveal the details of their conversations.Why Did a Controversial Yeshiva Regain Israeli Government Approval?|Zack Parker|July 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Now as heretofore it will behoove the Editor of these pages, were it never so unsuccessfully, to do his endeavor.Sartor Resartus|Thomas Carlyle
It was not that he feared an action for breach of promise, but that, as a gentleman, it would behoove him to be true to his word.Mr. Scarborough's Family|Anthony Trollope
Therefore it does not behoove any active man to make gratuitous additions of a peculiar nature to the law of business.
A private letter to me was sealed up with his will, which, of course, it would not behoove me to make public.Erema|R. D. Blackmore
They are the men whom it would behoove you to drill a little, and tie to the halberts in a benevolent manner, if you could!Latter-Day Pamphlets|Thomas Carlyle