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Sunday, November 18, 2007

comport

\kuhm-PAWRT, -POHRT\ , verb;
1.
to bear or conduct (oneself); behave: He comported himself with dignity.
2.
to be in agreement, harmony, or conformity (usually followed by with): His statement does not comport with the facts.
Quotes:
Help me, O Lord, to comport myself as a man tomorrow in the day of battle.
-- Ernest Hemingway, For Whom the Bell Tolls
I'll go to church morning, afternoon, and evening, and comport myself in such a godly sort that she shall regard me with admiration and sisterly love, as a brand plucked from the burning.
-- Anne Brontë, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, 1848
Origin:
Comport is derived from the Latin word comportāre which meant "to transport."
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