from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or quality of being beauteous; beauty.

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  • noun The state or quality of being beauteous.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the quality of being good looking and attractive


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  • And then the critic, if in a virtuous mood, may indulge in some fine writing regarding the holy beauteousness of maternal affection.

    The Newcomes

  • My toots and Gerry Butler together would have wiped out disease and destruction and lousy television programming with a mere dual glance of manly beauteousness.

    IMAGE: "Beauty Will Save The World"

  • And away he strode impetuous towards where they stood, the dark and the fair, with arms entwined, viewing each other's beauteousness glad-eyed.

    Peregrine's Progress

  • So, the more her life by its comely ordering had endeared her to mankind, pity also for her death, for the flower of her youth, and for a beauteousness which in death, it may be, showed the more resplendently than in life, did breed in the heart the smarting of great desire.

    Earthwork out of Tuscany Being Impressions and Translations of Maurice Hewlett

  • Yes, to me just one thing good -- I came to know you, your Lady and the beauteousness of Bethel.

    Letters of Franklin K. Lane

  • In a word -- not to allude to the historical emblem of the dove that flew back to the ark, bearing in its mouth the olive leaf of peace (Ge 8: 11) -- when we read (Ps 68: 13), "Ye shall be as the wings of a dove covered with silver, and her feathers with yellow gold," it is beauteousness that is thus held forth.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • Then they handed the goblet to each other, and drank till they were on fire with the joy of things, and life blushed beauteousness.

    The Shaving of Shagpat; an Arabian entertainment — Volume 3

  • Love in Christ requireth no taking beauteousness in the object to be beloved, as not being able to put forth itself without such attracting allurements (Eze 16: 6-8).

    Works of John Bunyan — Volume 02

  • A with Sarah, check out her website, add her on Twitter, send her fawning emails, and totally believe her every word about the beauteousness of "Cloudbursting" by Kate Bush, which I really need to hear right now.


  • LXX.) and indeed this beauty of the eyes, is even especially, a component of beauteousness of more despotic power than any.

    NPNF1-12. Saint Chrysostom: Homilies on the Epistles of Paul to the Corinthians


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