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 for comely
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;
        good-looking; handsome.
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              He that is comely when old and decrepit, surely was
              very beautiful when he was young.     --South.
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              Not once perceive their foul disfigurement
              But boast themselves more comely than before.
                                                    --Milton.
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     2. Suitable or becoming; proper; agreeable.
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              This is a happier and more comely time
              Than when these fellows ran about the streets,
              Crying confusion.                     --Shak.
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              It is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is
              pleasant; and praise is comely.       --Ps. cxlvii.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Comely \Come"ly\, adv.
     In a becoming manner. --Ascham.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  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, comely,
             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, comely, fair, sightly]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  68 Moby Thesaurus words for "comely":
     Junoesque, agreeable, amply endowed, appealing, appropriate, apt,
     attractive, beauteous, beautiful, becoming, befitting, bonny, braw,
     built, built for comfort, buxom, callipygian, callipygous,
     civilized, clean, clean-cut, comme il faut, conforming, correct,
     curvaceous, curvy, fair, felicitous, fit, fitting, goddess-like,
     good-looking, goodly, handsome, happy, inspired, just, likely,
     lovely, lovely to behold, neat, nice, personable, pleasing,
     pneumatic, presentable, pretty, proper, pulchritudinous, seemly,
     shapely, sightly, slender, stacked, statuesque, trim, well-built,
     well-chosen, well-expressed, well-favored, well-formed, well-made,
     well-proportioned, well-put, well-shaped, well-stacked, wholesome,
     winsome
  
  

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