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  • adj. More attractive in appearance, prettier. comparative form of goodly: more goodly

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Examples

  • Re: Cruikshank, I aspire to no goodlier understanding of its role than the one expressed in Heller itself:

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Ninth Circuit Will Rehear Nordyke v. King En Banc:

  • Ibrahim, than whom there was none goodlier, and of his fear for him, he suffered him not to go forth, save to the Friday prayers.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Then the boy displayed to him his bosom, saying, Look at my breasts which be goodlier than the breasts of maidens and my lip-dews are sweeter than sugar-candy.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • O my lady, newly come hither; and by Allah he hath servants and slaves; and he is fair of face, symmetrical of form, well mannered, open-handed and open-hearted, never saw I a goodlier than he, save thyself.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • And Salih continued, He is handsomer and goodlier than she; his father was King of all the Persians, whose King he now is, and none is worthy of Jauharah save Badr Basim.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • There is no goodlier land than our land; everything therein is better than elsewhere and its folk are a pleasant people and bright of face.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • The man was foulest-foul of face and loathly of form, but the woman was a marvel of beauty and loveliness and elegance and perfect grace; and as for the wooden horse, it was a miracle, never saw eyes aught goodlier than it nor more gracious than its make.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • When they reached the top, they beheld beneath them a city, never saw eyes a greater or a goodlier, with dwelling-places and mansions of towering height, and palaces and pavilions and domes gleaming gloriously bright and sconces and bulwarks of strength infinite; and its streams were a-flowing and flowers a-blowing and fruits a glowing.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • There is no goodlier sight, indeed, for eyes to look upon,

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  • Therewith the youngest Princess assigned her a chamber in the palace, than which there was none goodlier and ceased not to sit with her and console her and solace her heart, till she was satisfied with her lot and her bosom was broadened and she laughed and there ceased from her what trouble and oppression possessed her, by reason of her separation from her people and country and sisterhood and parents.

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