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as in:  looked ravishing

was ravishing in her new dress
  stunningly attractive
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  • was ravishing in her new dress
  • Ravishing," Bailey said.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • And who is this ravishing young lady?
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • Magnificent, ravishing.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted

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  • Isn’t there a kind of ravishing delight in the chase of it?
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • How could this infernal Nathan summon up the shade of Bobby Weed on such a ravishing day?
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • But you do look ravishing, Pari.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • "Hazel Grace," he said, "you look ravishing."
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • "You’re ravishing," he says.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • I told her she looked quite ravishing like that, and she laughed happily.
    Albert Camus  --  The Stranger

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  • It’s the most ravishing spot, Marilla.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • As he wept, daylight penetrated more and more clearly into his soul; an extraordinary light; a light at once ravishing and terrible.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Everywhere you look, nothing but ravishing.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
  • The church was called Saint Agnes in Agony, named for St. Agnes, a ravishing teenage virgin banished to a life of sexual slavery for refusing to renounce her faith.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • As for myself, I was ravishing, was exquisite, grace itself, and I was a virgin!
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • "It’s for Belle, of course, George always sends her some, but these are altogether ravishing," cried Annie, with a great sniff.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • Next I saw manifest the power of Herakles- a phantom, this, for he himself has gone feasting amid the gods, reclining soft with Hebe of the ravishing pale ankles, daughter of Zeus and Hera, shod in gold.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • The Dardans were commanded by Aineias, whom ravishing Aphrodite had conceived under Ankhises in the vales of Ida, lying, immortal, in a man’s embrace.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • Can one be more white and blonde? are not her hands perfect? and that neck—does it not assume all the curves of the swan in ravishing fashion?
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • For country people, who only knew the dismantled tilting ground of Sir Ector’s castle, the scene which met their eyes was ravishing.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • For one ravishing moment Italy appeared.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • —Now o’er the one half-world Nature seems dead, and wicked dreams abuse The curtain’d sleep; now witchcraft celebrates Pale Hecate’s offerings; and wither’d murder, Alarum’d by his sentinel, the wolf, Whose howl’s his watch, thus with his stealthy pace, With Tarquin’s ravishing strides, towards his design Moves like a ghost.
    William Shakespeare  --  Macbeth
  • But what I am really saying is that the law is sweet when it is enforced and protects a million worthy careers, when it shields the infant, the aged, the helpless, the blind and the sensitive from the ravishing of men who know no law, no self-control, and no sense of reason.
    Richard Wright  --  Native Son
  • It is ravishing!
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • She’s ravishing, with her auburn hair loose and wild, a red gown cut daringly low on her bosom.
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • This is the way he still finds her most ravishing, unadorned, aware that it is a way she is willing to look for no one but him.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • …muskets, carabines, pistols, bullets, powder, swords, bayonets, battles, sieges, retreats, attacks, undermines, countermines, bombardments, sea fights, ships sunk with a thousand men, twenty thousand killed on each side, dying groans, limbs flying in the air, smoke, noise, confusion, trampling to death under horses’ feet, flight, pursuit, victory; fields strewed with carcases, left for food to dogs and wolves and birds of prey; plundering, stripping, ravishing, burning, and destroying.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • But it was no summer of a virgin’s itching discontent; no summer’s caesarean lack which should have torn me, dead flesh or even embryo, from the living or else, by friction’s ravishing of the male-furrowed meat, also weaponed and panoplied as a man instead of hollow woman.
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • They give him ravishing smiles, the word has gone around that he is unmarried and with money of his own, although I do not think either of them would settle for a Yankee doctor if they could get something better; however they like to practise their charms and attractions on him.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • And a few feet from them near a deep window stood a tall and yet graceful girl of dark and by no means ravishing features talking to a broad-shouldered and deep-chested youth of less than her height, who were proclaimed to be Arabella Stark and Frank Harriet.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • Can a man who by divine meditations is admitted as it were into the conversation of this ineffable, incomprehensible Majesty, think days, or years, or ages, too long for the continuance of so ravishing an honour?
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • And the truth is, that of all the delights of the Gardens; of the hundred thousand extra lamps, which were always lighted; the fiddlers in cocked hats, who played ravishing melodies under the gilded cockle-shell in the midst of the gardens; the singers, both of comic and sentimental ballads, who charmed the ears there; the country dances, formed by bouncing cockneys and cockneyesses, and executed amidst jumping, thumping and laughter; the signal which announced that Madame Saqui was…
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • …as I had felt before the white blossom, but now still more marvelling, that it was in no artificial manner, by no device of human construction, that the festal intention of these flowers was revealed, but that it was Nature herself who had spontaneously expressed it (with the simplicity of a woman from a village shop, labouring at the decoration of a street altar for some procession) by burying the bush in these little rosettes, almost too ravishing in colour, this rustic ’pompadour.’
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • Your so-called ravishing, of course.
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
  • If evenings at the fair were seductive, the nights were ravishing.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • Had it been the desperate way he’d pulled the snug suit down her body, exploiting, ravishing as he went?
    Nora Roberts  --  Summer Pleasures
  • For example, these ravishing ear-rings and this necklace so superb to correspond, were what one called a love-gift.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • "She is ravishing," the Marquise Urbain resumed, looking at her sister-in-law, with her head on one side.
    Henry James  --  The American
  • You look perfectly ravishing.’
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • Even those who were not famous were colorful, frequently ravishing, and generally engaged in one sort of performance or another.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • We ran along city streets, landscaped avenues of a certain fallen aura, an out-of-timeness that was ravishing in its open regret.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Ah, ravishing organic beauty, not done in oils or stone, but made of living and corruptible matter, full of the feverish secret of life and decay!
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • And always in this way coming before him without his wishing it, cool, lady-like, critical; or ravishing, romantic, recalling some field or English harvest.
    Virginia Woolf  --  Mrs. Dalloway
  • "Your gaze encompasses all men, makes your most ordinary glance seem intimate, carnal," Dr. Ghosh had told her, "as though you are ravishing me with your eyes!"
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • ) SECOND MARQUIS (with little cries of joy): Ah, gentlemen! she is fearfully—terribly—ravishing!
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • "Ravishing!" he admitted.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • (Enter MABEL CHILTERN, in the most ravishing frock.
    Oscar Wilde  --  An Ideal Husband
  • "Ravishing," he said.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • Soon he was filling pages with observations like those on his small scholars and on the arrival of spring, with frequently sensuous responses to nature—to "soft vernal showers," atmosphere full of "ravishing fragrance," air "soft and yielding.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • ] I understand thy kisses, and thou mine, And that’s a feeling disputation: But I will never be a truant, love, Till I have learn’d thy language; for thy tongue Makes Welsh as sweet as ditties highly penn’d, Sung by a fair queen in a Summer’s bower, With ravishing division, to her lute.
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry IV, Part 1
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