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see fit

Deem appropriate, as in He's entitled to divide up his property as he sees fit, or If we see fit to attend, we'll be there. This expression uses see in the sense of “view as,” a usage dating from about 1325.
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  • During the prevalence of the light air mentioned, Raoul Yvard did not see fit to stir tack or sheet, as it is termed among seamen.

    The Wing-and-Wing J. Fenimore Cooper
  • Mistress Cross might have persuaded him out of this nonsense, but did not see fit to do so.

    In the Valley Harold Frederic
  • They had started off at an easy, regular stroke, one which they could keep up for hours and increase when they should see fit.

    The Rival Campers Ashore Ruel Perley Smith
  • The money will all go to you, and at the last you may divide it as you see fit.

    Jolly Sally Pendleton Laura Jean Libbey
  • He did not speak, but he pointed to the door in a manner which Dayman did not see fit to disobey.

    Brooke's Daughter Adeline Sergeant
  • The remainder of the time they spend pretty much as they see fit.

    The Citizen-Soldier John Beatty

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