verb (used with or without object), be·hoved, be·hov·ing.Chiefly British.
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The obligation of such, therefore, even as those of the covenants specified, behove to continue.The Ordinance of Covenanting|John Cunningham
The very mode in which it would behove her to dress herself to go out to an ordinary dinner party, was almost unknown to her.Miss Mackenzie|Anthony Trollope
The Cid replied, that it would ill behove him to counsel his sovereign to contradict the will of the late King.The History of Chivalry, Volume II (of 2)|Charles Mills
It will behove me, perhaps, to apply to that dear uncle, if a proper occasion offer.Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9)|Samuel Richardson
If he goes to these kinsfolk, as I believe it will be well for him to do, it will behove him to go right humbly and reverently.The Lost Treasure of Trevlyn|Evelyn Everett-Green