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pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion

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Shelby, who, with a little womanly complacency in match-making, felt pleased to unite her handsome favorite with one of her own class who seemed in every way suited to her; and so they were married in her mistress' great parlor, and her mistress herself adorned the bride's beautiful hair with orange-blossoms, and threw over it the bridal veil, which certainly could scarce have rested on a fairer head; and there was no lack of white gloves, and cake and wine,--of admiring guests to praise the bride's beauty, and her mistress' indulgence and liberality.
The handsome brown spaniel that lay on the hearth retreated under the chair in the chimney-corner.
Then he must be handsome as well as valiant," said Miss Emmerson, with a smile that was hardly perceptible.
Her face was decidedly handsome, and her person exquisitely proportioned.
If gray is handsome, you understand, my friend, black must be superb.
He had been remarkably handsome in his youth; and, at fifty-four, was still a very fine man.
He scarcely dares even allow her to be handsome, and when I speak of her beauty, replies only that her eyes have no brilliancy
Another day, Chanticleer and Partlet wished to ride out together; so Chanticleer built a handsome carriage with four red wheels, and harnessed six mice to it; and then he and Partlet got into the carriage, and away they drove.
Her eldest daughter had great personal beauty, and the younger ones, by pretending to be as handsome as their sister, imitating her air, and dressing in the same style, did very well.
Whereupon Colombe de Gaillefontaine, another beautiful blonde, with a white skin, dressed to the neck in blue damask, ventured a timid remark which she addressed to Fleur-de-Lys, in the hope that the handsome captain would reply to it, "My dear Gondelaurier, have you seen the tapestries of the Hôtel de la Roche-Guyon?
He was a very handsome young man, of medium height, with firm, clearcut features.
Handsome is as handsome does," quoted the Shaggy Man; "but we must admit that no living scarecrow is handsomer.
After admiring the pretty things, he took out a fine golden watch with a big chain, several handsome finger-rings, and an ornament of rubies to pin upon the breast of his shaggy shirt-bosom.
It can't be denied your hair is terrible red; but I knew a girl once--went to school with her, in fact--whose hair was every mite as red as yours when she was young, but when she grew up it darkened to a real handsome auburn.
Everything that was handsome seemed ten times handsomer and less attractive in the glaring splendor; and everything that was ugly seemed ten times uglier, and everything was either handsome or ugly.