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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of behoove.


behoove + -eth (Wiktionary)


  • It behooveth you all to be one indivisible people.

    Brent Poirier: Celebration of the Birth of the Bab: Dawn of the Age of the Maturity of Humanity

  • He that can look into his estate but seldom, it behooveth him to turn all to certainties.

    The Essays

  • But yet it behooveth us notwithstanding, to conceale it very secretly, because if ever hereafter it should be knowne, that we are they who murthered him, we shall be in the same danger, as now

    The Decameron

  • "It behooveth us before all things forthright to bury these bodies in the ground, that so the secret be not known to anyone."

    Tehran Winter

  • Quoth the captain: "Now it behooveth us to make inquiry in this matter, else shall we suffer much of loss, and this our treasure, which we and our forefathers have amassed during the course of many years, will little by little be wasted and spoiled."

    Tehran Winter

  • John will not be king forever, and it behooveth us not to make ourselves odious to all men by helping him to his desires too much.

    A Boy's Ride

  • In reply, then, to these, O thou that hast a dainty-seeming Muse, it behooveth thee to say something new; since the man has gained renown.


  • And I indeed will show my high descent to the city, striking home to my heart with the sword; but thee, on the other hand, it behooveth to act in concert with my bold attempts.

    The Tragedies of Euripides, Volume I.

  • Thus is it with regard to Helen; but thee, on the other hand, Orestes, it behooveth, having passed beyond the boundaries of this land, to inhabit the

    The Tragedies of Euripides, Volume I.

  • Gods the arbiters of the cause shall pass on thee most sacredly their decree on the hill of Mars, in which it behooveth thee to be victorious.

    The Tragedies of Euripides, Volume I.


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