from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Looking well; fairly good-looking.


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  • But he had been the recipient of enough female attention over the years to know that he was generally accounted a very well-looking man indeed, and despite his current state the maid proved no exception.


  • He was also a very well-looking young man, middling tall for a Welshman, with the bold cheekbones and chin and the ruddy colouring of his kind, and a thick tangle of black curls that fell very becomingly about his brow and ears, blown by the south, west wind, for he wore no cap.

    A Caregiver's Homage To The Very Old

  • He was well-looking, clever, energetic, enthusiastic; bold; in the best sense of the term, a thorough young Anglo-Saxon.

    George Silvermans's Explanation

  • But she had also a general aversion to any female tolerably young, and decently well-looking, who showed a wish to approach the house of Dumbiedikes and the proprietor thereof.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • Mr. Reeves has seen several footmen, but none that he gave me the trouble of speaking to till just now: when a well-looking young man. about twen-ty-six years of age, offered himself, and whom 1 believe I shall like.

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • “Why, her picture in the volume represents her as a very well-looking young woman.”

    The History of Pendennis

  • But as this could not be, any other person was welcome to win her: and a smart young fellow, well-looking and well educated like our friend Arthur Pendennis, was quite free to propose for her if he had a mind, and would have been received with open arms by Lady

    The History of Pendennis

  • To the human observer, he is decidedly well-looking; but to the ladies of his race he seems abhorrent.

    Memories and Portraits

  • He was a tall, well-looking man, with pleasant eyes and an expressive mouth — a man whom you would probably observe in whatever room you might meet him.

    The Small House at Allington

  • Directly opposite to our house, the boys of the village were all drawn up, as if they had been recruits to be drilled; all well-looking, healthy lads, neat and decently dressed, and with their hair cut short and combed on the forehead, according to the English fashion; their bosoms were open, and the white frills of their shirts turned back on each side.

    Travels in England in 1782

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