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Word: handsome

Definition: large in quantity; generous; Ex. handsome reward


Sentences Containing 'handsome'

``I thought he was rather a handsome fellow, and I thought I should have been much the same sort of fellow, if I had had any luck.''
Into his handsome face, the bitter waters of captivity had worn; but, he covered up their tracks with a determination so strong, that he held the mastery of them even in his sleep.
Taking note of the wasted air which clouded the naturally handsome features, and having the expression of prisoners'faces fresh in his mind, he was strongly reminded of that expression.
``On some hay on the ground, with a cushion thrown under his head, lay a handsome peasant boy a boy of not more than seventeen at the most.
``The lady was young, engaging, and handsome, but not marked for long life.
The child, who was nearest to him, told them afterwards, and told her grandchildren when she was a handsome old lady, that she heard him say,``A life you love.''
You and the girls may go, or you may send them by themselves, which perhaps will be still better, for as you are as handsome as any of them, Mr. Bingley may like you the best of the party.''
Lizzy is not a bit better than the others; and I am sure she is not half so handsome as Jane, nor half so good humored as Lydia.
He was quite young, wonderfully handsome, extremely agreeable, and, to crown the whole, he meant to be at the next assembly with a large party.
You are dancing with the only handsome girl in the room,''said Mr. Darcy, looking at the eldest Miss Bennet.
``He is also handsome,''replied Elizabeth,``which a young man ought likewise to be, if he possibly can.
Of this she was perfectly unaware; to her he was only the man who made himself agreeable nowhere, and who had not thought her handsome enough to dance with.
She is a handsome girl, about fifteen or sixteen, and, I understand, highly accomplished.
This preservative she had now obtained; and at the age of twenty seven, without having ever been handsome, she felt all the good luck of it.
They are young in the ways of the world, and not yet open to the mortifying conviction that handsome young men must have something to live on as well as the plain.''
It was a handsome modern building, well situated on rising ground.
Lady Catherine was a tall, large woman, with strongly marked features, which might once have been handsome.
Colonel Fitzwilliam, who led the way, was about thirty, not handsome, but in person and address most truly the gentleman.
``I have heard much of your master's fine person,''said Mrs. Gardiner, looking at the picture;``it is a handsome face.
``And do not you think him a very handsome gentleman,ma'am?''
``I am sure I know none so handsome; but in the gallery upstairs you will see a finer, larger picture of him than this.
``And is Miss Darcy as handsome as her brother?''
``To be sure, Lizzy,''said her aunt,``he is not so handsome as Wickham; or, rather, he has not Wickham's countenance, for his features are perfectly good.
She was less handsome than her brother; but there was sense and good humor in her face, and her manners were perfectly unassuming and gentle.
Her face is too thin; her complexion has no brilliancy; and her features are not at all handsome.
He smiled, looked handsome, and said many pretty things.
He found her as handsome as she had been last year; as good natured, and as unaffected, though not quite so chatty.
I do think Mrs. Long is as good a creature as ever lived and her nieces are very pretty behaved girls, and not at all handsome: I like them prodigiously.''
In the course of three or four years, when the country became adapted to agriculture, they built themselves handsome houses, spending on them several thousands.''
I admired anew the economy and convenience of plastering, which so effectually shuts out the cold and takes a handsome finish, and I learned the various casualties to which the plasterer is liable.
How handsome the great sweeping curves in the edge of the ice, answering somewhat to those of the shore, but more regular!
And the boat IS rather a handsome sight, too.
Cape Girardeau is situated on a hillside, and makes a handsome appearance.
When I turned out, in the morning, we had passed Columbus, Kentucky, and were approaching Hickman, a pretty town, perched on a handsome hill.
We struck down through the chute of Island No. 8, and I went below and fell into conversation with a passenger, a handsome man, with easy carriage and an intelligent face.
Quincy is a notable example a brisk, handsome, well ordered city; and now, as formerly, interested in art, letters, and other high things.
One day, as his fire was just dying, a handsome young man approached and entered his dwelling.
Peste, Edmond, you have a very handsome mistress!''
But on the following day the family from whom all these particulars had been asked received a handsome present, consisting of an entirely new fishing boat, with two seines and a tender.
Carmela was precisely the age and figure of Teresa, and Teresa was as handsome as Carmela.
It must be allowed that Andrea was not very handsome, the hideous scoundrel!
``You wear the uniform of the new French conquerors, monsieur,''said he;``it is a handsome uniform.''
Albert entered, looking very handsome and in high spirits.
He is dark, handsome, and dashing, never calls less than once a day, and often twice.
He was a remarkably handsome man, dark, aquiline, and moustached-- evidently the man of whom I had heard.
He had a very agreeable face, and, I thought, was handsome.
I said, "My dear, here's Doctor Strong has positively been and made you the subject of a handsome declaration and an offer."
Mr. Micawber closed this handsome tribute by saying, 'Mr. Heep!
Mary Jane straightened herself up, and my, but she was handsome!
If she be tolerably handsome, and has any share of cunning, the apprentice or her master's son is enticed away and ruined by her.

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