Definitions of beseem

  1. accord or comport with; " This kind of behavior does not suit a young woman!"
  2. Literally: To appear or seem ( well, ill, best, etc.) for ( one) to do or to have. Hence: To be fit, suitable, or proper for, or worthy of; to become; to befit.
  3. To seem; to appear; to be fitting.
  4. Be suitable or becoming to; to befit; to seem.
  5. Beseemed.
  6. Beseeming.
  7. To be seemly or fit for.
  8. To become; befit.
  9. To be becoming to; befit.
  10. To seem.
  11. Beseemingly.
  12. To become; to befit; to be worthy of.
  13. To become; to befit; to be decent for.

Usage examples for beseem

  1. She was to be forced to this- but did it beseem her to submit to this Negro, this stranger in the house where she was mistress? – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. Does it beseem a grown- up man like you to be as disobedient as a capricious child? – The Slaves of the Padishah by Mór Jókai
  3. Ye should give it over, 'twould beseem you knights far better. – The Nibelungenlied by Unknown
  4. Maids should never touch matters which do not beseem them! – Margery, Volume 7. by Georg Ebers
  5. E'en now I wait the messenger that brings The tidings of my sons' approach: be ready To give your princes joyful welcome home With reverence such as vassals may beseem. – The Bride of Messina A Tragedy by Frederich Schiller
  6. She clad her and her handmaids with care, as did beseem them. – The Nibelungenlied by Unknown
  7. And it does not beseem the wife of a Roman noble to accept new fashions in religions. – Balthasar And Other Works - 1909 by Anatole France
  8. I have become, during the last few days of my life, rather reckless of human circumstance, and, perhaps, more criminally indifferent to the necessities of my nature, and my responsibilities to society and myself, than might well beseem one so youthful, and, as you say, with prospects like those which you conjecture, and not erroneously, to have been mine. – Guy Rivers: A Tale of Georgia by William Gilmore Simms
  9. Life is an ephemeral business, and we waste too much of it in judging where it would beseem us better to accept, that we ourselves may come to be accepted by such future ages as may pursue the study of us. – The Life of Cesare Borgia by Raphael Sabatini
  10. " Of course," Barbara eagerly responded; " and if I have inherited from him anything which is ill- suited to me, it is the fearless courage which does not beseem us women. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  11. Ill my light lyre such notes beseem. – Verses and Translations by C. S. C.
  12. His voice is a thin, asthmatic treble, sometimes inclining to be rather lachrymose; but the address and bearing of the little man are as grave and measured as beseem a Dutch merchant. – The Prose Writings of Heinrich Heine by Heinrich Heine
  13. Not with bronze- edged swords nor with javelins doth it beseem us twain to divide our forefathers' great honour, nor needeth it, for lo! – The Extant Odes of Pindar by Pindar
  14. For it would not beseem Americans, said Franklin, to fight against one who had earned the admiration of the whole world. – This Country Of Ours by H. E. Marshall Author: Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall
  15. Such extremities 'd well beseem a king's daughter, all glorious within!" – The Delectable Duchy by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  16. He also dedicated a golden wreath to Apollo, with the inscription- " To thee, Latona's child, this chaplet fair Doth Titus, leader of Rome's army, send; The crown will well beseem thy glorious hair; Do thou the donor from all ill defend." – Plutarch's Lives, Volume II by Aubrey Stewart & George Long
  17. We used to be annoyed by being told, 'This beseems you and this does not beseem you. – Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3) An Historical Sketch by Charles Eliot
  18. Now, The Giant did not join the onslaught on the merchant's supper, that did not beseem his dignity as heir of the Sheikhdom of the venerable Berka! – Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846 by James Richardson
  19. There is hardly a single character in all its rabble rout of lunatics who behaves otherwise than would beseem a probationary candidate for Bedlam. – The Age of Shakespeare by Algernon Charles Swinburne