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Both the English and Americans seem to me handsomer, as a whole, than my own countrywomen.
No, it is not handsomer, not at all handsomer in its way, and, for my purpose, not half so fit.
Everything that was handsome seemed ten times handsomer and less attractive in the glaring splendor; and everything that was ugly seemed ten times uglier, and everything was either handsome or ugly.
But, conscious that she herself had grown handsomer, and that Dolly's eyes were telling her so, she sighed and began to speak about herself.
First, I was apparently handsomer than any of them; secondly, I was better shaped; and, thirdly, I sang better, by which I mean I had a better voice; in all which you will, I hope, allow me to say, I do not speak my own conceit of myself, but the opinion of all that knew the family.
Well,' says the younger brother, 'but your neighbours, as you call them, may be even with you, for beauty will steal a husband sometimes in spite of money, and when the maid chances to be handsomer than the mistress, she oftentimes makes as good a market, and rides in a coach before her.
The Prince was not completely roused, but he opened his eyes a little and looked all the handsomer.
That's because most of us still suffer from colonial mentality: White people are better, more educated, prettier, handsomer, etc.
enough is enough"They went through water and fire for me The older, the handsomer 7.
Many contemporary readers of Blithedale disagreed with Zenobia's downfall: George Eliot was "annoyed" at Zenobia's treatment in the tale, seeing it as a sign that Hawthorne is cynical to the core (129), while Hawthorne's friend George Hillard wrote a letter (27 July 1852) conveying his wish that the novel could have ended "without killing Zenobia" or at least with "a drier and handsomer death" (qtd in Julian Hawthorne 1:448).
In her memoir, Carly describes Sean as "far handsomer in person" but she was dating British writer Willie Donaldson at that stage.
The inward opinion of a sibling here recalls a scene from Austen's last and unfinished work, Sanditon (1817), in which Miss Denham is, like Isabella, privately unimpressed with her brother's gig: she "was immediately gnawed by the want of an handsomer equipage than the simple gig in which they travelled" {Later Manuscripts 172).