become (v.) 1
be fitting, befit, be appropriate to
1H4 V.ii.60 [Vernon to Hotspur] And, which became him like a prince indeed, / He made a blushing cital of himself
1H6 III.ii.54 [] ot to Pucelle, of Bedford] Becomes it thee to taunt his valiant age
1H6 V.iii.170 [Suffolk to Reignier] Set this diamond safe / In golden palaces, as it becomes
1H6 V.iii.177 [Margaret to Suffolk] Such commendations as becomes a maid
2H4 II.i.64 [Lord Chief Justice to Falstaff, of a brawl] Doth this become your place, your time, and business?
2H4 III.i.82 [Warwick to King Henry IV, of prophecies] Such things become the hatch and brood of time
2H4 V.v.51 [King Henry V to Falstaff] How ill white hairs become a fool and jester
2H6 II.i.27 [Suffolk to Gloucester, of showing malice to the Cardinal] no more than well becomes / So good a quarrel and so bad a peer
3H6 II.ii.85 [Queen to Edward] Becomes it thee to be thus bold in terms / Before thy sovereign
AC I.iv.21 [Caesar to Lepidus, of Antony's behaviour] Say this becomes him - /As his composure must be rare indeed / Whom these things cannot blemish
AC I.v.60 [Cleopatra as if to Antony] Be'st thou sad or merry, / The violence of either thee becomes, / So does it no man else
AC II.vi.79 [Pompey to Enobarbus] Enjoy thy plainness; / It nothing ill becomes thee
AC IV.xv.79 [Cleopatra to Charmian and Iras] impatience does / Become a dog that's mad
AW III.vi.64 [Bertran to Parolles] the Duke shall ... extend to you what further becomes his greatness
AYL I.i.67 [Orlando to Oliver] allow me such exercises as may become a gentleman
AYL I.i.74 [Orlando to Oliver] I will no further offend you than becomes me for my good
AYL III.iv.3 [Celia as Aliena to Rosalind as Ganymede] tears do not become a man
AYL V.iv.205 [Rosalind as Epilogue] to beg will not become me
Cor II.i.118 [Menenius to all] Brings 'a victory in his pocket, the wounds become him [i.e. provided he brings victory]
Cor III.iii.56 [Menenius to Plebeians, of Coriolanus] Do not take / His rougher accents for malicious sounds, / But ... such as become a soldier
Cym I.ii.26 [Posthumus to Innogen] more tenderness / Than doth become a man
Cym III.i.53 [Cymbeline to Lucius, of the Roman tribute] which to shake off / Becomes a warlike people
Cym V.v.22 [Cymbeline to Belarius, Guiderius, and Arviragus] I ... will fit you / With dignities becoming your estates
H5 III.v.55 [Constable to French King, of defeating the English] This becomes the great
H8 V.iii.63 [Cranmer to Gardiner] Love and meekness, lord, / Become a churchman better than ambition
Ham IV.vii.77 [Claudius to Laertes] youth no less becomes / The light and careless livery that it wears / Than settled age his sables and his weeds
Ham V.ii.396 [Fortinbras to all, of the deaths] Such a sight as this / Becomes the field, but here shows much amiss
JC I.ii.144 [Cassius to Brutus, of the sounds in the latter's name] Sound them, it doth become the mouth as well
JC III.i.202 [Antony to dead Caesar] Had I as many eyes as thou hast wounds, / Weeping as fast as they stream forth thy blood, / It would become me better than to close / In terms of friendship with thine enemies
JC III.i.229 [Antony to Brutus] I may ... in the pulpit, as becomes a friend, / Speak in the order of his funeral
KL V.iii.33 [Edmund to Captain] to be tender-minded / Does not become a sword
LLL IV.ii.30 [Nathaniel to Holofernes] it would ill become me to be vain, indiscreet, or a fool,
LLL IV.iii.254 [King to Berowne] beauty's crest becomes the heavens well
MA II.i.307 [Don Pedro to Beatrice] to be merry best becomes you
MA III.iv.63 [Margaret to Beatrice] Doth not my wit become me rarely?
Mac I.vii.46 [Macbeth to Lady Macbeth] I dare do all that may become a man
Mac III.iv.63 [Lady Macbeth to Macbeth] these flaws and starts ... would well become / A woman's story at a winter's fire
MND II.ii.65 [Hermia to Lysander, of sleeping apart from each other] Such separation as may well be said / Becomes a virtuous bachelor and a maid
MV V.i.57 [Lorenzo to Jessica] soft stillness and the night / Become the touches of sweet harmony
MW I.i.217 [Slender to Shallow, of loving Anne] I hope, sir, I will do as it shall become one that would do reason
MW V.ii.11 [Page to all] The night is dark. Light and spirits will become it well
MW V.v.108 [Mistress Page to all, of Falstaff's horns] Do not these fair yokes / Become the forest better than the town?
Per II.i.95 [Pericles to himself, of the Fishermen] How well this honest mirth becomes their labour!
Per II.iii.7 [Simonides to Knights] Prepare for mirth, for mirth becomes a feast
Per IV.iii.12 [Cleon to Dionyza, of toasting Leonine in poison] 't had been a kindness / Becoming well thy fact
Per IV.iv.44 [Gower to audience] No visor does become black villainy / So well as soft and tender flattery
R2 I.i.160 [John of Gaunt to all] To be a make-peace shall become my age
R2 II.i.140 [King Richard to all, as if to John of Gaunt] let them die that age and sullens have; / For both hast thou, and both become the grave
R3 V.v.15 [Richmond to all, of the dead lords] Inter their bodies as becomes their births
Tem III.i.28.2 [Miranda to Ferdinand, of carrying logs] It would become me / As well as it does you
TG II.vii.47 [Julia to Lucetta] To be fantastic may become a youth / Of greater time than I shall show to be
TG III.i.227 [Proteus to Valentine, of Silvia] Wringing her hands, whose whiteness so became them / As if but now they waxed pale for woe
TG III.ii.86 [Proteus to Duke, of wooing Silvia with music] the night's dead silence / Will well become such sweet complaining grievance
TG IV.ii.126 [Silvia to Proteus] your falsehood shall become you well / To worship shadows and adore false shapes
Tim I.ii.26 [Timon to Apemantus] Y'have got a humour there / Does not become a man
Tim II.ii.121 [Apemantus to Fool, of what he has said] That answer might have become Apemantus
Tit I.i.350 [Lucius to all, of Mutius] let us give him burial as becomes
Tit III.ii.56 [Titus to Marcus] A deed of death done on the innocent / Becomes not Titus' brother
Tit IV.iv.34 [Tamora to herself] thus it shall become / High-witted Tamora to gloze with all
TN I.ii.55 [Viola to Captain] Conceal me what I am, and be my aid / For such disguise as haply shall become / The form of my intent
TN I.iv.26 [Orsino to Viola as Cesario] It shall become thee well to act my woes
TN V.i.114 [Olivia to Orsino, responding to his ‘What shall I do?’] Even what it please my lord, that shall become him
TNK V.iii.50 [Emilia to herself, of Palamon] Melancholy / Becomes him nobly
TS I.i.15 [Lucentio to Tranio, of Lucentio acting to fulfil his father's hopes] It shall become to serve all hopes conceived / To deck his fortune with his virtuous deeds
TS I.i.230 [Lucentio to Biondello, of Tranio] Wait you on him, I charge you, as becomes
TS I.ii.86 [Hortensio to Petruchio, of Katherina] Brought up as best becomes a gentlewoman
TS IV.ii.1218 [Tranio as Lucentio to Pedant] Go with me, sir, to clothe you as becomes you
Ven 968 [of Venus] Variable passions throng her constant woe, / As striving who should best become her grief
WT I.ii.114 [Leontes to himself, of how Hermione is treating Polixenes]This entertainment ... [may] well become the agent
WT II.i.9 [Mamillius to Ladies] black brows, they say, / Become some women best
WT II.ii.32 [Paulina to Emilia, of telling Leontes about his newborn baby] The office / Becomes a woman best
WT III.ii.63 [Hermione to Leontes, of Polixenes] I loved him as in honour he required / With such a kind of love as might become / A lady like me
WT IV.iv.114 [Perdita to Florizel] I would I had some flowers o'th' spring, that might / Become your time of day
WT IV.iv.298 [Mopsa to Dorcas] It becomes thy oath full well / Thou to me thy secrets tell
WT IV.iv.524 [Camillo to Florizel] I'll point you where you shall have such receiving / As shall become your highness
WT IV.iv.543 [Camillo to Florizel, of Perdita] She shall be habited as it becomes / The partner of your bed
WT IV.iv.6 [Perdita to Florizel] To chide at your extremes it not becomes me
WT IV.iv.718 [Autolycus to Clown and Shepherd] Let me have no lying: it becomes none but tradesmen
WT V.i.187 [Lord to Leontes] I speak amazedly, and it becomes / My marvel and my message
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