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Usage examples for comport

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Name such a sum as will comport with your own ideas. – Autobiography of a Pocket-Hankerchief by James Fenimore Cooper
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. She promised to comport herself as a Vestal should. – The Unwilling Vestal by Edward Lucas White
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. " 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
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