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  • adj. superlative form of sightly: most sightly.

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Examples

  • An old man draws nigh, he is mounted on a lean pony, and he leads by the bridle one of these animals; nothing very remarkable about that creature, unless in being smaller than the rest and gentle, which they are not; he is not of the sightliest look; he is almost dun, and over one eye a thick film has gathered.

    Lavengro

  • The sightliest part is the vegetation, glorious ceibas (bombax) used for dug-outs; baobabs, tamarinds which supply cooling fruit and distilled waters; limes and bitter oranges.

    Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo

  • It is one of the sightliest spots in beautiful southern California; in fact, though I have traveled all over the world, I have never seen a view to compare with that of the site of our future Headquarters.

    Max Heindel's Letters to Students by The Rosicrucian Fellowship

  • Turks, their neighbours, they are a race with a future, and Budapest is from one point of view one of the sightliest capitals of Europe.

    Without Prejudice

  • He was a big man and a strong, the sightliest of men and a good skald; and when he was fully grown he fared between sundry lands, and was well accounted of wherever he came.

    The Story Of Gunnlaug The Worm-Tongue And Raven The Skald 1875

  • One of the sightliest of these was situated on a little hillock, about half a mile from the sea, which we ascended.

    A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels — Volume 14

  • "An old man draws nigh, he is mounted on a lean pony, and he leads by the bridle one of these animals; nothing very remarkable about that creature, unless in being smaller than the rest and gentle, which they are not; he is not of the sightliest look; he is almost dun, and over one eye a thick film has gathered.

    George Borrow The Man and His Books

  • "It's one of the sightliest places in the country, and here's the very spot" -- he covered it with his huge forefinger -- "where my father found that paint, more than forty -- years -- ago.

    The Rise of Silas Lapham

  • "Yes, sir, it's about the sightliest view I know of.

    The Rise of Silas Lapham

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