Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Seemliness; becomingness; fair appearance and bearing.

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Examples

  • The youth looked upon this singular blessing and embodied boon and was lost in wonder at her charms and comeliness and seemlihead and at the splendour and affluence he saw about him, when she said

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • He grew up of surpassing beauty and seemlihead and symmetry, and his father loved him so dear that he could not brook to be parted from him day or night.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • But when Kahrdash heard this address he said, “Thy perfection cannot be denied, nor yet the union in thee of knightly virtue and seemlihead,” and he added,

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • But I have another thought which is that we wake each of them in turn, without the knowledge of the other, and whichever is the more enamoured shall be held inferior in seemlihead and comeliness.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Handmaids on her right and handmaids on her left bore her train, as she paced with dainty graceful gait in all the pride of seemlihead.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • The Marid gazed long upon them, marvelling at their seemlihead; and, after carefully observing the twain, he turned to Maymunah and Dahnash, and reseated these couplets.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • This learned man also had a wife famed for comeliness and seemlihead and quickness of wit and understanding and the lover sought some device whereby he might manage to meet Khalbas's wife; so he came to him and told him as

    Arabian nights. English

  • And they scattered gold amongst the crowd in front of their master who surpassed them all in comeliness and seemlihead nor needst thou ask concerning the sons of the Kings, -

    Arabian nights. English

  • Mamelukes standing to serve him in their comeliness and seemlihead; and still his marvel grew when the mother of Alaeddin approached him in costly raiment and sumptuous, clad as though she were a Queen, and when he gazed upon the twelve handmaids standing before her with crossed arms and with all worship and reverence doing her service.

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  • And presently I wedded her and went in unto her and found her as the full moon of the fourteenth night and was subjugated by her seemlihead.

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