Comeliest
Comely Come"ly (k[u^]m"l[y^]), a. [Compar. {Comelier}; superl. {Comeliest}.] [OE. comeliche, AS. cyml[=i]c; cyme suitable (fr. cuman to come, become) + l[=i]c like.] 1. Pleasing or agreeable to the sight; well-proportioned; good-looking; handsome. [1913 Webster]

He that is comely when old and decrepit, surely was very beautiful when he was young. --South. [1913 Webster]

Not once perceive their foul disfigurement But boast themselves more comely than before. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Suitable or becoming; proper; agreeable. [1913 Webster]

This is a happier and more comely time Than when these fellows ran about the streets, Crying confusion. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

It is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely. --Ps. cxlvii. 1. [1913 Webster]


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