Behoof

Part of speech: noun

Advantage; use.

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Usage examples "behoof":

  1. It was not one with whom diplomacy would much avail, or who was likely to have money ready under his glove for her behoof. - "The Claverings", Anthony Trollope.
  2. With no suspicion of what he was doing, but thinking that he was writing only the sentences which came into his mind, he had interspersed some of the dishes which Mouillot mentioned aloud for the behoof of the company; the result was an epistle thus conceived: Charming creature, you know how dearly I love you. - "San-Cravate; or, The Messengers; Little Streams", Charles Paul de Kock.
  3. It would be strange were the nations not in time brought to realize that modern civilization, which owes so much of its progress to the annihilation of space by the electric force, demands that this all- important means of communication be a heritage of all peoples, to be administered and regulated in their common behoof. - "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.