Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality of being Comely.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality or state of being comely.

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  • noun beauty, attractiveness

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

  • noun the quality of being good looking and attractive

Etymologies

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comely +‎ -ness (“the quality of being”)

Examples

  • So, were not the beard even as the tresses in comeliness, it had not been coupled with them, O silly!

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • There was not much of "comeliness" in the "marred face" of an unresenting Christ, but how fascinating the autocratic, prophet-painted, empire-inscribed pose of Redemption's Champion, clad in ermine of final decree, alternately welcoming his ancient "Elect," and with awful leftward gesture upon countless millions pronouncing the changeless judgment of "Depart."

    Oswald Langdon or, Pierre and Paul Lanier. A Romance of 1894-1898

  • Florian could trace home to this point a pervading preference in himself for a kind of comeliness and dignity, an urbanity literally, in modes of life, which he connected with the pale [177] people of towns, and which made him susceptible to a kind of exquisite satisfaction in the trimness and well-considered grace of certain things and persons he afterwards met with, here and there, in his way through the world.

    Miscellaneous Studies; a series of essays

  • First, boys go off by themselves to their own destruction; secondly, home influences withdrawn; and, thirdly, -- at Harvard, which the only college I ever visited, -- the thorough comeliness which is found in the lower grades of schools does not appeal.

    Gala-days

  • There is a kind of comeliness and sweet harmony and proportion between such works, as the love of God and man, the use of all for his glory, of whom all things are, and man’s reasonable being.

    The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

  • Time was when a Jewish woman's comeliness was determined holistically and was based on five key components: her body, her mind, her heart, her piety, and her personality.

    Rabbi Shmuley Boteach: Anorexia and The New Values of Courtship

  • Time was when a Jewish woman's comeliness was determined holistically and was based on five key components: her body, her mind, her heart, her piety, and her personality.

    Rabbi Shmuley Boteach: Anorexia and The New Values of Courtship

  • Time was when a Jewish woman's comeliness was determined holistically and was based on five key components: her body, her mind, her heart, her piety, and her personality.

    Rabbi Shmuley Boteach: Anorexia and The New Values of Courtship

  • Even without the grandstanding final essay, Pater's book is an incitement to a life of cultivated sensuousness, as well as a celebration of the "comeliness" of the human form.

    Decadent Writing Of the 19th Century

  • Time was when a Jewish woman's comeliness was determined holistically and was based on five key components: her body, her mind, her heart, her piety, and her personality.

    Rabbi Shmuley Boteach: Anorexia and The New Values of Courtship

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