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Far from the Madding Crowd
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  • This well-favoured and comely girl soon made appreciable inroads upon the emotional constitution of young Farmer Oak.
  • Gabriel, perhaps a little piqued by the comely traveller’s indifference, glanced back to where he had witnessed her performance over the hedge, and said, "Vanity."
  • That it is unworthy of any thoughtful, and meek, and comely woman.
  • The beauty her features might have lacked in form was amply made up for by perfection of hue, which at this winter-time was the softened ruddiness on a surface of high rotundity that we meet with in a Terburg or a Gerard Douw; and, like the presentations of those great colourists, it was a face which kept well back from the boundary between comeliness and the ideal.
  • Here’s long life and happiness to neighbour Oak and his comely bride!"

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  • She gives a career-advancing performance as his comely female companion.
  • You are more worthy to wear the armour of elf-princes than many that have looked more comely in it.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Hobbit

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