It was an interesting conversation and a fitting end to three days of heady and unusual ideas.
Not fitting in at public school pushed me to find a home in texts thousands of years old, and friends in their authors.
You had to look at Olmert twice—as an idealist, and as a fitting candidate for governor of Illinois—to see him once.
It has to do with fitting the tone to what you are writing about.
A loop of gently swaying wheat in the background would have been fitting.
It would be fitting and good, I think, if on each Inauguration Day in future years it should be declared a day of prayer.
Attention should now be directed to fitting the two middle decks.
I have a word more to add, according to promise, as regards the fitting of the circular bit.
But if the offender be a citizen, he must be incurable, and for him death is the only fitting penalty.
They know that a ready-made scheme runs the risk of fitting ill into the event which may present itself.
1823, "the fitting of one thing to another," later (1831) "the way something fits." Originally "an adversary of equal power" (mid-13c.), obscure, possibly from Old English fitt "a conflict, a struggle" (see fit (n.2)).
"paroxysm, sudden attack" (as of anger), 1540s, probably via Middle English sense of "painful, exciting experience" (early 14c.), from Old English fitt "conflict, struggle," of uncertain origin, with no clear cognates outside English. Perhaps ultimately cognate with fit (n.1) on notion of "to meet." Phrase by fits and starts first attested 1610s.
part of a poem, Old English fitt, of unknown origin.
"suited to the circumstances, proper," mid-15c., of unknown origin, perhaps from Middle English noun fit "an adversary of equal power" (mid-13c.), which is perhaps connected to fit (n.1). Related: Fitter; fittest. Survival of the fittest (1867) coined by H. Spencer.
"be suitable," probably from early 15c.; "to be the right shape," 1580s, from fit (adj.). Related: Fitted; fitting. Fitted sheets is attested from 1963.
fit 1 (fĭt)
v. fit·ted or fit, fit·ted, fit·ting, fits
To be the proper size and shape. adj. fit·ter, fit·test
Physically sound; healthy. n.
The degree of precision with which surfaces are adjusted or adapted to each other in a machine, device, or collection of parts.
fit 2 (fĭt)
A seizure or a convulsion, especially one caused by epilepsy.
The sudden appearance of a symptom such as coughing or sneezing.