beseem (v.) Old form(s): beseeme , beseemes
befit, be fitting [for], be seemly [for]
1H6 III.i.19[Gloucester to Winchester] Thou art ... wanton, more than well beseems / A man of thy profession
1H6 IV.i.31[Gloucester to all, of Falstaff's cowardliness] this fact was infamous, / And ill beseeming any common man
1H6 IV.vii.86[Lucy to all, of the Talbots] And give them burial as beseems their worth
3H6 III.iii.122[Warwick to Lewis, of Edward's love for Bona] Such ... / As may beseem a monarch like himself
3H6 IV.vii.83[Edward as if to George] How evil it beseems thee / To ... forsake thy brother!
CE V.i.110[Adriana to Abbess] ill it doth beseem your holiness / To separate the husband and the wife
E3 III.iv.76[Prince Edward to all] having done my duty as beseemed
KJ II.i.196[King Philip to Constance] It ill beseems this presence to cry aim / To these ill-tuned repetitions
LLL II.i.108[Princess to King] To teach a teacher ill beseemeth me
Luc.277[Tarquin to himself] Sad pause and deep regard beseems the sage
R2 IV.i.116[Bishop of Carlisle to all] Worst in this royal presence may I speak, / Yet best beseeming me to speak the truth
Sonn.132.10[] let it then as well beseem thy heart / To mourn for me
TG II.vii.43[Julia to Lucetta] weeds / As may beseem some well-reputed page
TG III.i.66[Valentine to Duke] qualities / Beseeming such a wife as your fair daughter
TS IV.v.66[Petruchio to Vincentio, of Bianca] so qualified as may beseem / The spouse of any noble gentleman
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