fit (v.) Old form(s): fyts
suit, befit, be suitable [for]
1H6 III.i.57[Warwick to Somerset, of Winchester] It fitteth not a prelate so to plead
AYL III.ii.19[Touchstone to Corin, of the shepherd's life] it fits my humour well
Cor II.ii.121[First Senator to all, of Coriolanus] He cannot but with measure fit the honours / Which we devise him
Cym III.v.22[Cymbeline to all] It fits us therefore ripely / Our chariots ... be in readiness
H8 V.i.107[King Henry to Cranmer, of the Council procedure] It fits we thus proceed
Ham I.iii.25[Laertes to Ophelia, of Hamlet] if he says he loves you, / It fits your wisdom so far to believe it
Ham II.ii.26.1[Gertrude to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern] thanks / As fits a king's remembrance
Ham IV.vii.149[Claudius to Laertes] Weigh what convenience ... / May fit us to our shape
KJ I.i.206[Bastard alone] worshipful society ... fits the mounting spirit like myself
MA I.iii.26[Don John to Conrade] it better fits my blood to be disdained of all
MW II.i.151[Mistress Ford aside to Mistress Page, of Mistress Quickly] She'll fit it [i.e. fit the part]
Per II.i.54[Second Fisherman to Pericles] If it be a day fits you, search out of the calendar
RJ I.v.75[Tybalt to Capulet, of frowning at the sight of Romeo] It fits when such a villain is a guest
Sonn.120.12[] The humble salve, which wounded bosoms fits
Tit V.ii.70[Tamora to Chiron and Demetrius, of Titus] This closing with him fits his lunacy
TN III.iii.39[Antonio to Sebastian, of walking openly in Illyria] It doth not fit me
TNK IV.iii.8[Gaoler to Doctor, of his daughter's speech] the name Palamon lards it, that she ... fits it to every question [i.e. makes it suit]
TS IV.iii.69[Katherina to Petruchio, of a cap] This doth fit the time
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