comport

Definitions

  • Graves of the Comport Family: in Cooling Churchyard
    Graves of the Comport Family: in Cooling Churchyard
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v comport behave in a certain manner "She carried herself well","he bore himself with dignity","They conducted themselves well during these difficult times"
    • v comport behave well or properly "The children must learn to behave"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Comport Manner of acting; behavior; conduct; deportment. "I knew them well, and marked their rude comport ."
    • Comport To agree; to accord; to suit; -- sometimes followed by with. "How ill this dullness doth comport with greatness.""How their behavior herein comported with the institution."
    • Comport To bear or endure; to put up (with); as, to comport with an injury.
    • Comport To bear; to endure; to brook; to put with. "The malcontented sort
      That never can the present state comport ."
    • Comport To carry; to conduct; -- with a reflexive pronoun. "Observe how Lord Somers . . . comported himself."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • comport To be suitable; agree; accord; fit; suit: followed by with (formerly also by unto).
    • comport To bear; endure: with with.
    • comport To behave; conduct: with a reflexive pronoun.
    • comport To bear; endure.
    • n comport Behavior; conduct; demeanor; manner of acting.
    • n comport A perverted form in trade catalogues. etc., of compote. 2.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Comport kom-pōrt′ to agree, suit (with)
    • v.t Comport to bear one's self: to behave
    • n Comport manner of acting
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. comporter, LL,. comportare, fr.L. comportare, to bring together; com-, + portare, to carry. See Port demeanor

Usage

In literature:

Old Anita, whose manners were the simple and perfect ones of the Mexican coupled to a kindly heart, had taught her how to comport.
"Tharon of Lost Valley" by Vingie E. Roe
Came down to this candidate-for-office way of comporting himself.
"Out of the Depths" by Robert Ames Bennet
Thus arose the question: How would Greece comport herself on their retirement?
"The Story of the Great War, Volume IV (of 8)"
And I had also noticed that his shabby trappings but illy comported with his dignified and noble bearing.
"The Gods of Mars" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The hall took him and the groom grappled with the bride, embracing her with that rudimentary paranoia which lawful passion comports.
"The Paliser case" by Edgar Saltus
Looking at this bill, I asked myself how Darwin's theory comported with it.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 88, February, 1865" by Various
Do you not know that mediaeval theology comports not with modern progress?
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
Davidge kept twisting his head about to see how Mamise comported herself.
"The Cup of Fury" by Rupert Hughes
Has His Excellency, M. Sargeant, seen one Jean Pere, or one M. Comporte?
"The "Adventurers of England" on Hudson Bay" by Agnes C. (Agnes Christina) Laut
His last scene comported with the whole tenor of his life.
"Eighth Reader" by James Baldwin
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In poetry:

And what is the gem they would give
For that conscience this firm heart supporting;
That when they no longer could live,
They might die with a Brandreth's comporting!
"Brandreth's Soliloquy In Prison." by Samuel Bamford

In news:

An Object Lesson In Stellar Executive Comportment.
Manning and Colts owner Jim Irsay comported themselves with the utmost class and dignity.
Robert Merrill Bartlett, Author, Sally Wern Comport, Illustrator HarperCollins $14.95 (40p) ISBN 978-0-06-028778-8.
Last week's Presidential debate offered some important lessons for professionals of all stripes on how to communicate and comport yourself when engaging an opponent with a different point of view in a very public setting.
It's the season of root vegetables, but the weather doesn't always comport with a 400-degree oven.
Well, perhaps it's not so remarkable, but we were behaved, comporting ourselves in a dignified but passionate manner.
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In science:

Sundance Digital Link (SDL): it is similar to a comport but faster and not compatible with comports, hence it is used in exceptional cases.
Progetto di un detector a camera di ionizzazione per esperimenti SAXS
It also provides a softwareconfigurable routing matrix to allow certain comport connectivity of different modules without the need of external cables.
Progetto di un detector a camera di ionizzazione per esperimenti SAXS
The configuration data (bitstream) must be presented through a comport by a processor module like the SMT361.
Progetto di un detector a camera di ionizzazione per esperimenti SAXS
It communicates with Sundance TIMs using JTAG, thus leaving the host comport free for the application and allowing concurrent debug.
Progetto di un detector a camera di ionizzazione per esperimenti SAXS
The BoardInfo application gives information about the boards installed in the system, can reset a whole board or individually the TIMs it holds, configures the on-board comport connections and also can run a simple confidence test.
Progetto di un detector a camera di ionizzazione per esperimenti SAXS
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