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Word Example of - handsome

    Example Sentences for handsome

    You have done the handsome thing by me, and I don't mind telling you all about it.

    Among them is the curious and handsome pirarara, or parrot-fish.

    He is a handsome youth of twenty-eight, very correct in manner.

    She was tall and stout, and must have been handsome in her youth.

    It's hard to say for which of you she desires most to do the handsome thing.

    In fact, so handsome is his fur that he has been hunted for it until now.

    Frances asked, seeing a resemblance to the handsome face beside her.

    Mrs. Grandon is looking her best, a handsome, middle-aged woman.

    I shouldn't have thought a city all gray like that, could be so handsome.

    He has the head of some grand lion; he is as generous as he is handsome, but very sad.

Word Origin & History of - handsome

    Word Origin & History

    handsome c.1400, handsom "easy to handle, ready at hand," from hand (n.) + -some. Sense extended to "fair size, considerable" (1577), then "having fine form, good-looking" (1590). Meaning "generous" (in handsome reward, etc.) first recorded 1690.

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