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He behaved himself like a man.
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Sentence #301440

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He behaved himself like a man.

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Dejo
Dec 25th 2010, 20:12
I'm a bit confused by this sentence.
Does it mean:
1. He behaved like a man. =He acted like a man
2. He behaved himself, as would befit a man.

"to behave oneself" =not to flout societal expectations.

If it's the second meaning I would put a comma after "himself".

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