become (v.) Old form(s): becom , becomming , Becoms
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.55.1[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.121[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.114.1[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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