behoove (one) to (do something)

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behoove (one) to (do something)

To be a beneficial action for one to take. It behooves him to give his boss two weeks' notice so that he maintains a good professional relationship with her. It would behoove you to call your mother before she hears about your pregnancy from someone else.
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References in classic literature ?
Our dear companion Will Stutely hath been taken by that vile Sheriff's men, therefore doth it behoove us to take bow and brand in hand to bring him off again; for I wot that we ought to risk life and limb for him, as he hath risked life and limb for us.
Now we will lie here in ambush until we can get news, for it doth behoove us to be cunning and wary if we would bring our friend Will Stutely off from the Sheriff's clutches.
If sozo-ing is the main purpose of our gift, it might behoove us to know what sozo means.
Even when he's making reasonable-sounding points ("Being a nation-building exercise and all, it seems to me it'd behoove us to have someone in the room who's actually from the nation we're building
He states, "If AI become so advanced that they are competitive with humans, would it behoove us to give them certain rights, protecting them as well as ourselves?
The Saudi official also spoke of his country's aspirations to turn the tourism sector into a robust industry, adding that Arab culture has come under threat as of late, "as it would behoove us to be more open and active.
Has the time come when it might behoove us to hitch our wagon, philosophically speaking, to the galaxy as a whole rather than to our run-of-the-mill star and its motley collection of planets (much as we love them)?
So I think it would behoove us to pass this bill, because it is a matter of women's health, and I think in Idaho we have the common sense to see that this is an important procedure for us to protect women and to not go down this path in our health care delivery system"
Wouldn't it behoove us to explore further the development of personal musical identities of pupil and teacher, as experienced in the safe and encouraging environment of the private studio?
1 In the same interview, when asked about your husband, you said: "It doesn't behoove us to be a public couple.
If we want to avoid that which France is beginning to experience, it will behoove us to perhaps reconsider our heritage and traditions and that which we have abandoned or lost and that upon which the entire genius of Western civilization--its education, science, culture and identity and moral underpinning--is based and is wholly dependent on: our Judeo-Christian tradition and worldview.
Chittister writes: "It may behoove us to remember that so engrained were the notions of civil rights in English common law that tampering with them lit the spark of revolution here long before now.
Does it behoove us to invest the time and dollars it will take to tap that field for a resource that will last us only 2 years?
It may behoove us to go to court to affirm the legality of those signatures.
Since we have a big stick, it would behoove us to speak more softly.