Usage examples for behavior

  1. " From your usual behavior, I shouldn't have supposed you would, anyway. – The Old Gray Homestead by Frances Parkinson Keyes
  2. In the meantime Mr. and Mrs. Hammond, becoming aware of Lucy's behavior, were endeavoring to conceal her rudeness. – The Girl Scouts in Beechwood Forest by Margaret Vandercook
  3. Now, it strikes me that, considering the behavior of you three people, I am very generous to pay you your wages a week in advance, but I am not going to stop there. – Paste Jewels by John Kendrick Bangs
  4. He, at least, showed the greatest surprise at the horse's behavior, as unprecedented in their acquaintance, which he owned was brief, for he had bought him in Rome only the week before. – Roman Holidays and Others by W. D. Howells
  5. " Tell me, Stephanie, what kind of behavior is this. – The White Knight: Tirant lo Blanc by Joanot Martorell and Marti Johan d'Galba
  6. She would not have understood any other behavior. – In a Little Town by Rupert Hughes
  7. She knew how Johnny and Dotty encouraged each other in rude behavior. – Dotty Dimple At Home by Sophie May
  8. All the same, I think I ought to speak to him about his behavior. – Poor Relations by Compton Mackenzie
  9. Indeed her behavior was in every way worthy of the noble alliance she had formed. – The Prodigal Judge by Vaughan Kester
  10. No measure could so bind the clergy to the government; and no such security for the loyalty and peaceful, orderly behavior of the poorer classes could be provided, as might be expected from the attachment to the government of those who had over them an influence so powerful in its character and so unbounded in its strength as their priests. – The Constitutional History of England From 1760 to 1860 by Charles Duke Yonge
  11. The study of behavior shows that man thinks only now and then. – John Dewey's logical theory by Delton Thomas Howard
  12. This behavior surprised Gaston. – The Regent's Daughter by Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
  13. Just then one of the dogs, attracted by Pete's unusual behavior, trotted up. – The Ridin' Kid from Powder River by Henry Herbert Knibbs
  14. Charles caused inquiries to be made, and then said to the duke, " Truly, fair brother, he for whom you have spoken to me is a rich man, but one of little sense and bad behavior." – A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume II. of VI. by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
  15. " I'm older than you think," he said, " and, anyhow, he got a lot off for good behavior. – More Tish by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  16. " Never once; and that's what I call unnatural behavior, after you saving her life; and if she wasn't-" " Be silent, I say." – Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 2 (of 2) by Charles Lever
  17. " Very well," said the judge, " the court will accept your apology, and hold you responsible for her future behavior. – The Bondboy by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
  18. Not beautiful, perhaps, in form and feature, Yet with an inward beauty, that shines through Each look and attitude and word and gesture; A kindly grace of manner and behavior, A something in her presence and her ways That makes her beautiful beyond the reach Of mere external beauty; and in heart So noble and devoted to the truth, And so in sympathy with all who strive After the higher life. – The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  19. They are always on their best behavior towards one another. – Mary, Mary by James Stephens Commentator: Padraic Colum