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  • adj. superlative form of handsome: most handsome.


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  • Thorpe had even heard him called the handsomest man in England -- though this seemed in all likelihood an exaggeration.

    The Market-Place

  • I think of his marrying her the moment she was widowed, in defiance of all the rules, and their being called the handsomest couple in England, married for love, which nobody but the two of them would have dared to do.

    The White Queen

  • The commander of his flagship Erebus, James Fitzjames, often called the handsomest man in the Royal Navy, looked as striking and humble as the war hero he was.

    The Terror

  • Then the father would force her to marry his son, who was known as the handsomest man in Scotland.

    Mary Queen Of Scotland And The Isles

  • "No, nor the Holmes's Hole folks don't think much of Oldtown; it's pretty much according to who you talk to, which place is called the handsomest, I reckon."

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 23, September, 1859

  • "I think, my dear Brigit, that you are about the handsomest woman I ever saw -- that is, the handsomest _dark_ woman; but you look so damned ill-tempered that you will be hideous in ten years 'time."

    The Halo

  • The handsomest was the richly colored tiger bittern.

    IV. The Headwaters of the Paraguay

  • Gen. Breckinridge is called the handsomest man in the Confederate army, and Bragg might well be called the ugliest.

    The war-time journal of a Georgia girl, 1864-1865,

  • The wreath of laurel was woven by the fair hands of Constance Peutinger, who was called the handsomest girl in Germany, and with great ceremony she put this wreath on his head in the presence of the Emperor at Mainz.

    The Story of the Innumerable Company, and Other Sketches

  • General Breckenridge had been called the handsomest man in the United States when he was a candidate for

    Memorials of a southern planter,


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