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comport (oneself) with (something)

To act in a particular way. You need to comport yourself with class at the gala tonight, so please stay away from the bar.
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comport oneself with some manner

to behave in a certain manner. I hope you are able to comport yourself with better behavior next time. The old man was able to comport himself with dignity.
See also: comport, manner
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Steinke seems to invoke Richard Ratcliff to support the opinion that a market value definition cannot be universally utilized and that prevailing prices "may not reflect market value when prospective marketing terms or sales do not comport with the definition in its entirety." Ratcliff's scholarship on this topic is clear in the four referenced articles he published during 1965-1975, where he makes two points that are important to this discussion: (1) market value is a prediction of most probable price, including a probability dimension; and (2) the standard value definition sets up an idealized and unreal market situation with arbitrary constraints that are inconsistent with the real-life marketplace.
She said: "I bought this comport because I thought it was beautiful, a lovely bright blue colour.
Why are we puzzled when we lock our children up in schools away from real life for 12 years' compulsory education and up to 18 years, including college, then find they do not know how to comport themselves in the real world of work or civil society?
He challenged the prevailing Medieval assumptions concerning religious authority, the nature of God, how Christians (including the clergy) should comport themselves, and how God brings salvation to men, women, and children.
A psychologist by training, Taffinder aims to dig deep into not just what people do right or wrong, but how elements such as body language can send messages that don't comport with what is being said.
The Supreme Court made that change to [section] 90.104(1)(b) of the Florida Evidence Code to comport with changes made by the legislature in 2003.
He also promoted monasticism, while insisting that its privileges comport responsiblities.
Illustrated with appropriately spooky b/w drawings by Sally Wern Comport, this is a creepy, fast-moving tale that will appeal to fans of horror stories, with a message about self-discovery neatly tucked in as well.
In Raising Maidens Of Virtue: A Study Of Feminine Loveliness For Mothers And Daughters, wife and homeschooling mother of nine uses stories, conversational teachings, illustrations, and memory-making projects to aid mothers in teaching their daughters on how to best comport themselves as Christian women and to deal with the inevitable decisions that will confront those daughters with respect to family life, peer relations, courtship, marriage, and all other aspects of womanhood in the world today.
"Increasingly, users are demanding that enterprise applications become a much better citizen in the application management community than they have been in the past," said Jeff Comport, vice president and distinguished analyst, Gartner Research.
Here is what the IRS found: Some of the basis studies do not comport fully Rev.
To those who've been keeping track at home, it was no surprise when the Bush administration dropped renowned cell biologist--and proponent of embryonic stem-cell research--Elizabeth Blackburn from the President's Council on Bioethics, in favor of Diana Schaub, a political scientist who believes cloning to be "evil." The White House makes a habit of stacking federal agencies and scientific advisory committees with political appointees willing to disregard or manipulate fact when it doesn't comport with ideology.
"Some of those provisions don't comport with the new Sarbanes-Oxley standards, so the NAIC is looking at its existing audit rule and pairing that up with the new standards to see where changes in state laws that govern insurers should be made," Kaiser said.
In advancing this view, Clover usefully draws on studies of family behavior from the social sciences to frame questions about how gender and birth order might comport with what she sees as an "egalitarian" impulse underlying relations among siblings.