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comely
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
attractive — especially of a woman
  • As she sat in Mrs. Tulliver's arm-chair, no impartial observer could have denied that for a woman of fifty she had a very comely face and figure, though Tom and Maggie considered their aunt Glegg as the type of ugliness.
    1.7 -- Book 1 Chapter 7 -- Enter the Aunts and Uncles (1% in)
  • Mr. Tulliver was speaking to his wife, a blond comely woman in a fan-shaped cap (I am afraid to think how long it is since fan-shaped caps were worn, they must be so near coming in again.
    1.2 -- Book 1 Chapter 2 -- Mr. Tulliver, of Dorlcote Mill, Declares…. (11% in)
  • Mrs. Deane was the first to arrive; and when she had taken her seat in the large parlor, Mrs. Tulliver came down to her with her comely face a little distorted, nearly as it would have been if she had been crying.
    3.3 -- Book 3 Chapter 3 -- The Family Council (5% in)
  • It was piteous to see the comely woman getting thinner and more worn under a bodily as well as mental restlessness, which made her often wander about the empty house after her work was done, until Maggie, becoming alarmed about her, would seek her, and bring her down by telling her how it vexed Tom that she was injuring her health by never sitting down and resting herself.
    4.2 -- Book 4 Chapter 2 -- The Torn Nest Is Pierced by the Thorns (24% in)

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