What does the word befit mean?

Usage examples for befit

  1. Ilbrahim, seated by the side of his adopted mother, and retaining fast hold of her hand, assumed a grave and decorous demeanor, such as might befit a person of matured taste and understanding, who should find him self in a temple dedicated to some worship which he did not recognize, but felt himself bound to respect. – From-Twice-Told-Tales by Hawthorne, Nathaniel
  2. When Sir Bloedel heard the guerdon, and that the lady through her beauty would befit him well, he weened to serve the lovely queen in strife. – The Nibelungenlied by Unknown
  3. Knight of St. John, I know thy secret projects, subterfuge and evasion neither befit nor avail thee. – Rienzi by Edward Bulwer Lytton
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