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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Comely \Come"ly\ (k[u^]m"l[y^]), a. [Compar. Comelier; superl.
Comeliest.] [OE. comeliche, AS. cyml[imac]c; cyme suitable
(fr. cuman to come, become) + l[imac]c like.]
1. Pleasing or agreeable to the sight; well-proportioned;
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.
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.
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