verb (used with object), be·hooved, be·hoov·ing.
verb (used without object), be·hooved, be·hoov·ing.
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The war no one remembersIn recounting this inauspicious chapter in our history it might behoove us to acknowledge that few Americans care about this strange little war.
So, it would probably behoove all of us to know a little bit more about how this ecosystem functions, whether it’s as effective as Google says it is or as ineffective as researchers like Steve Tadelis told us earlier, about his research at eBay.Does Advertising Actually Work? (Part 2: Digital) (Ep. 441)|Stephen J. Dubner|November 26, 2020|Freakonomics
One reporter asked her a fairly dumb question to which she responded politely, in essence telling him it would behoove him to do his research before he asked questions in the future so he would sound smarter.
When old Katasha exerted herself it behooved all the daughters of her tribe to be in attendance.The Sun Maid|Evelyn Raymond
This woman was evidently quizzing him, so it behooved him to repay her in kind.The Panchronicon|Harold Steele Mackaye
Fortunately, it was not one which it behooved him to decide.Hand and Ring|Anna Katharine Green
Roy had incurred the enmity of some dangerous characters, and it behooved him to be on the lookout.The Boy from the Ranch|Frank V. Webster
The evening had now advanced, and it behooved me to procure accommodation at some of the inns.Arthur Mervyn|Charles Brockden Brown