Come"li*ness (?), n. [See Comely.]

The quality or state of being comely.

Comeliness is a disposing fair Of things and actions in fit time and place. Sir J. Davies.

Strength, comeliness of shape, or amplest merit. Milton.

Comeliness signifies something less forcible than beauty, less elegant than grace, and less light than prettiness. Johnson.


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