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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  He  that  is  comely  when  old  and  decrepit,  surely  was 
  very  beautiful  when  he  was  young.  --South. 
 
  Not  once  perceive  their  foul  disfigurement  But  boast 
  themselves  more  comely  than  before  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Suitable  or  becoming;  proper;  agreeable. 
 
  This  is  a  happier  and  more  comely  time  Than  when 
  these  fellows  ran  about  the  streets,  Crying 
  confusion.  --Shak. 
 
  It  is  good  to  sing  praises  unto  our  God;  for  it  is 
  pleasant;  and  praise  is  comely.  --Ps.  cxlvii 
  1. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Comely  \Come"ly\,  adv 
  In  a  becoming  manner.  --Ascham. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  comely 
  adj  1:  according  with  custom  or  propriety;  "her  becoming  modesty"; 
  "comely  behavior";  "it  is  not  comme  il  faut  for  a 
  gentleman  to  be  constantly  asking  for  money";  "a 
  decent  burial";  "seemly  behavior"  [syn:  {becoming},  {comme 
  il  faut},  {decent},  {decorous},  {seemly}] 
  2:  very  pleasing  to  the  eye;  "my  bonny  lass";  "there's  a  bonny 
  bay  beyond";  "a  comely  face";  "young  fair  maidens"  [syn:  {bonny}, 
  {bonnie},  {fair}] 




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