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English citations of meet

Adjective: "suitable"

  • 1599, Much Ado About Nothing, by William Shakespeare, Act 1 Scene 1:
    Is it possible Disdain should die while she hath such meet food to feed it as Signior Benedick?
  • 1611, King James Bible, Genesis 2, verse 18 (origin of helpmeet):
    And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
  • 1869 Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Troy Town, line 61:
    Mine are apples meet for his mouth.
  • 1870s Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Soothsay, lines 8-11:
    Let no man awe thee on any height
    Of earthly kingship's mouldering might.
    The dust his heel holds meet for thy brow
    Hath all of it been what both are now;
  • 1931, Pearl S. Buck, The Good Earth:
    It is not meet that other men see her until the marriage is consummated.
    And it was not meet that he should say to her, “Why do you not speak?”
    … for it is not meet that father and son walk side by side …
    I am not willing that he marry any of the daughters of the village farmers, nor is it meet, seeing that we bear the common name of Wang.
    It is not meet for a man to love his wife with a foolish and overweening love, as though she were a harlot.
    It is not meet that we go on living in the country like hinds and we could go and we could leave my uncle and his wife and my cousin here …
    Well, and it is meet, for he has ever stood guardian …