Usage examples for comport

  1. She pondered Winthrop's fancied doing in the circumstances; she knew how he would comport himself among these poor people; she felt it; and then it suddenly flashed across her mind, " Even Christ pleased not himself;" - and she knew then why Winthrop did not. – Hills of the Shatemuc by Susan Warner
  2. Dr. Shrapnel's exhortations were so worded as to induce her to comport herself like a Scriptural woman, humbly wakeful to the surpassing splendour of the high fortune which had befallen her in being so selected, and obedient at a sign. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  3. She wondered how he, and how she, would comport themselves in the ordeal of adieu. – Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett
  4. But then, in the pride of victory he suffered himself to run perhaps into an extreme, which did not comport well with the earnestness of the pulpit or of controversy conducted in a dignified manner, and zealous use was made of this fact to his reproach. – The Life and Times of Ulric Zwingli by Johann Hottinger
  5. " Oh yes; you must be prepared for that, Imogene," said Colville, with as much gravity as he could make comport with his actual position. – Indian Summer by William D. Howells
  6. Possibly this rather vague visit of the Maid's to Nancy was undertaken as a kind of test as to how she would comport herself among dukes and princes. – Joan of Arc by Ronald Sutherland Gower
  7. We will see how they comport themselves under their present trials ere we burden them with greater. – From-Twice-Told-Tales by Hawthorne, Nathaniel
  8. " You reason close," said the District Attorney; " too close," he added, as he recalled, with painful distinctness, the look and attitude of Mr. Orcutt at the time this ring was first brought into public notice, and realized that so might a man comport himself who, conscious of this ring's association with the crime he had just secretly perpetrated, sees it claimed and put on the finger of the woman he loves. – Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green
  9. This fact does not comport very well with the complaint, that the apprentices cultivate their provision grounds to the neglect of the estates. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  10. Name such a sum as will comport with your own ideas. – Autobiography of a Pocket-Hankerchief by James Fenimore Cooper
  11. I say therefore, that these States which by Conquest are annexed to the ancient states of their conqueror, are either of the same province and the same language, or otherwise; and when they are, it is very easy to hold them, especially when they are not used to live free; and to enjoy them securely, it is enough to have extinguished the Princes line who ruled over them: For in other matters, allowing them their ancient conditions, and there being not much difference of manners betwixt them, men ordinarily live quiet enough; as we have seen that Burgundy did, Britany, Gascony, and Normandy, which so long time continued with France: for however there be some difference of language between them, yet can they easily comport one with another; and whosoever makes the conquest of them, meaning to hold them, must have two regards; the first, that the race of their former Prince be quite extinguished; the other, that he change nothing, neither in their lawes nor taxes, so that in a very short time they become one entire body with their ancient Principality. – Machiavelli, Volume I The Art of War; and The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli
  12. In that office, as in any other which he may hold, it behoves him to comport himself with caution and modesty. – Life in the Roman World of Nero and St. Paul by T. G. Tucker
  13. I am not sure, however, whether payment will comport with the cure, and I would not have the reward interfere with the medicine. – The History of Don Quixote, Volume II., Complete by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  14. His self- possession did not comport with his threadbare clothes any more than his neat accent and quiet tone comported with the proletarian character she had assigned him. – The Quality of Mercy by W. D. Howells
  15. The Shawanoe took the opposite direction, the purpose of each being to act independently, and, in case circumstances brought them together in the presence of the aliens, the agreement was that Sauk and Shawanoe should comport themselves as though they had never met before. – Footprints in the Forest by Edward Sylvester Ellis
  16. In the first days of the terrible ordeal, we did not know for certain how men and women would comport themselves. – The Wrack of the Storm by Maurice Maeterlinck
  17. Maria relapsed into the familiar appellation of the days when she had been not infrequently moved to cuff the said Master Tony's ears with gusto, on occasions when he took nursery tea at Lovell Court and failed to comport himself, in Maria's eyes, " as a little gentleman should." – The Vision of Desire by Margaret Pedler
  18. A Rebuke Excuse me, Mister, if I enter a gentle protest About the manner in which you comport yourself When taking the air about the streets. – Song Book of Quong Lee of Limehouse by Thomas Burke
  19. She promised to comport herself as a Vestal should. – The Unwilling Vestal by Edward Lucas White
  20. You must comport yourselves with the same decency of behavior that you would were you in the port of a friendly European Power. – Among Malay Pirates And Other Tales Of Adventure And Peril by G. A. Henty