Bewest vs Behest - What's the difference?
As a preposition bewest
is to the west of.
As a noun behest is
a command, bidding; sometimes also, an authoritative request.
As a verb behest is
(obsolete) to promise; vow.
A command, bidding; sometimes also, an authoritative request.
* 1977 , , Penguin Classics, p. 278:
* Sir Walter Scott
- Paul did not dare pronounce, let matters rest, / His master having given him no behest .
* 2007 , Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day :
- to do his master's high behest
* 2009 , “What a waste”, The Economist , 15 Oct 2009:
- And young Mr. Fleetwood Vibe was here at the behest of his father, Wall Street eminence Scarsdale Vibe, who was effectively bankrolling the Expedition.
* 2011 , Owen Gibson, The Guardian , 24 Mar 2011:
- the House of Representatives will try to water down even this feeble effort at the behest of the unions whose members enjoy some of the most lavish policies.
A vow; a promise.
- The Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, is to meet with the BBC director general, Mark Thompson, at the behest of the Premier League in a bid to resolve their long-running feud.
- The time is come that I should send it her, if I keep the behest that I have made.
(obsolete) To promise; vow.