Be*seem" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Beseemed (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Beseeming.] [Pref. be- + seem.]

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.

A duty well beseeming the preachers. Clarendon.

What form of speech or behavior beseemeth us, in our prayers to God ? Hocker.


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Be*seem", v. i.

To seem; to appear; to be fitting.

[Obs.] "As beseemed best."



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