Phrases with "handsomest"

Henry Kingsley Phrenologically speaking, he had a very high square head, very flat at the sides: and, when I saw him, when he was nearly eighty, he was the handsomest old man I had ever seen. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

The handsomest and most spacious of the spare bedrooms was prepared for the occasion. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

She stood up among all those other girls the handsomest of them all, pale, with flashing eyes, feeling very sure that she was going to be ill-treated. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Nor were his powers of fascination decreased by the fact that he was the best bred, the best dressed, the most graceful, and the handsomest man I ever saw. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

Henry James This most searching of his new friends thought him the handsomest young man she had ever seen; and Bessie Alden’s imagination, unlike that of her companion, was irritable. An International Episode by Henry James [1878]

And a man of honour, handsome and of handsomest fortune, is not to be slighted. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

Sinclair Lewis Martin tried to look casual as they were wafted in on Mrs. Tredgold’s chatter, but it was the handsomest house he had ever entered. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Andrew Lang Prince Alphege was at this time fourteen years old, and the handsomest and most engaging youth imaginable. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Andrew Lang He went from one fine room to another that was finer, and at last he reached the handsomest of all, with a table in the middle. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Anthony Trollope She came to a positive conclusion that he was the handsomest man she ever saw, and that she certainly liked the few grey hairs. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Hitherto, the Brandon men have all, without exception, been the wickedest in all England, and the women the handsomest and the most self-willed. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Henry Fielding I said I knew the obligations that he had to this woman, and the injuries he had done her, all which I was convinced she forgave, for that she had said the handsomest things in the world of him to me. Amelia by Henry Fielding

Isabella Bird This slopes to the south, and the highest part of the slope is crowned by the State House and the handsomest private residences in the city. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

Andrew Lang They were all fine handsome young men, who sat their horses as if they were part of them, but the finest and handsomest of all was the young emperor himself. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Oh, and the handsomest thing in mankind since the Greeks.” “I’m not a flapper,” I said impatiently. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

Nathaniel Hawthorne That night the handsomest couple in Milford village were to be joined in wedlock. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Willa Cather I was going to tell you about the handsomest thing we ever looted out of those burial mounds. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Anthony Trollope Tregear was the handsomest man of the three; — but then he looked as though he had not betters and did not care for his elders. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

The Señora Cesari made the handsomest of Romeos, as usual, but was ill, and out of spirits. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

William Makepeace Thackeray She often did us the honour to go partners with us in one of our faro-banks, and declared that I was the handsomest man in the duchy. The Memoires of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray [1852]

The Miss Blinketts had heard it affirmed “by one who knew a wide sweep of clergy and was therefore competent to form an opinion,” that Mr. Black was the handsomest vicar in the diocese. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

Anthony Trollope His Royal Highness said the other night that you were the handsomest woman in London.” “His Royal Highness is an old fool,” said Mary, laughing. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

George Meredith He instances the horse, the yacht, and chiefly the sword, for proof, that the handsomest is the most effective. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

William Makepeace Thackeray It contained the best and handsomest body-coat that ever gentleman put on. Mens Wives by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

I was stable-boy in your grandfeyther’s time, miss, as is well-beknown to you; and I remember your feyther when he was the finest and handsomest young squire within fifty mile. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

He was the handsomest of them all. Mother by Maksim Gorky

Henry Fielding To say the truth, he was the handsomest man, except one only, that I ever saw — I assure you, I have seen a handsomer —— but — well. Amelia by Henry Fielding

She took the handsomest lodging in the little town, a stone’s throw from the Pantiles, with drawing-room windows looking over the Common, and commanding all the gaiety of the place. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

Oscar Wilde They were the handsomest couple in London, and had not a penny-piece between them. The Model Millionaire by Oscar Wilde [1887]

Henry James She was extremely fond of her father, and very much afraid of him; she thought him the cleverest and handsomest and most celebrated of men. Washington Square by Henry James [1880]

She was the handsomest girl in the school, and one of the cleverest — clever in an exceptional way, which claimed admiration even from the coldest. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

It was the handsomest and largest in the palace. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

The handsomest of them, whom we decided to be her sister, arranged the bride’s mantilla, and was then helped on with hers by the others, with soft smiles and glances. Familiar Spanish Travels by William Dean Howells

Anthony Trollope She was the handsomest girl in Barchester, anyhow. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

Guy de Maupassan She embroidered his fine robes herself, putting into them the most elaborate work; he was always surrounded by a cloud of lace and wore the handsomest caps. Une Vie (A Woman’s Life) by Guy de Maupassan

Sinclair Lewis The handsomest room in the villa — it had been the bed chamber of a grand duchess — was Sir Henry’s study. World So Wide by Sinclair Lewis

Anthony Trollope But all this is still further exaggerated in New York. Mr. Stewart’s store there is perhaps the handsomest institution in the city, and his hall of audience for new carpets is a magnificent saloon. North America by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins I own I thought occasionally of the well-bred strangers during the rest of the day, especially of the shortest of the two, who was also the handsomest of the two to my thinking. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Willa Cather Actresses, duchesses, all the handsomest women in Europe.” “But I thought London was dark and gloomy since the war. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Anthony Trollope There were men at this time who declared that she was simply the cleverest and the handsomest woman in England. As an independent young woman she was perhaps one of the richest. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

George Meredith She was a spanker! She was the handsomest gal, I think, ever I saw. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

William Makepeace Thackeray He rides the handsomest horses. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

William Makepeace Thackeray He gets the handsomest prices for them. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

Henry Kingsley There were a great many handsome and splendid things in that room, but the owner of them was by far the handsomest and most splendid thing there. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

William Makepeace Thackeray He paints the handsomest pictures. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

Edith Wharton And Vanessa and Ora were the handsomest girls anywhere round. Here and Beyond by Edith Wharton [1926]

She looked sad enough, but every now and then Gracey said something that made her smile a bit, and then I thought she was the handsomest girl in the room. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Nathaniel Hawthorne You are certainly much the handsomest man. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

We had both seen them at the ball at the Turon, and everybody agreed they were the handsomest couple there. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

It was a long business, this siege, but she was the handsomest woman in the county and it was a fine occupation for a dull country life. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

He bore her away in his arms, The handsomest young man there, And his neck and his breast and his arms Were drowned in her long dim hair. The Wind Among the Reeds by William Butler Yeats [1899]

She was the handsomest woman I had ever seen, and she was fond of me. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

They say she was the handsomest girl in Ireland, her skin was like dribbled snow”—he meant driven snow, perhaps,—“and she had blushes in her cheeks. The Celtic Twilight by William Butler Yeats [1893]

Robert Louis Stevenson It was “the handsomest spot in the Californy mountains. The Silverado Squatters by Robert Louis Stevenson

The males which were the handsomest or the most attractive in any manner to the females would pair oftenest, and would leave rather more offspring than other males. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

I called her Tonia. She was the handsomest girl between the two lakes. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

David was by far the handsomest man she had ever seen. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

George Meredith My aunt Angela was the handsomest woman of her time. The Case of General Ople and Lady Camper by George Meredith [1877]

Evening dress suited him so well, and of all the men present he was by far the handsomest and most distinguished. Cloud the Smiter by Arthur Gask [1926]

She was the handsomest woman I had ever seen. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Among the rest, the two that were to decide their right to him were doubtless the handsomest pair by far, and every one admired them. Irish Fairy Tales by edited by W. B. Yeats

Henry Handel Richardson For here were gathered the handsomest strip of carpet, a console-pedestal and mirror, a suite of furniture, an embroidered table cover, bunches of dried grasses and artificial flowers. Two Tales of Old Strasbourg by Henry Handel Richardson

Theodore Dreiser Actually, whenever in the presence of her Frank, she fairly seethed in a chemic agony for him — her strong, handsome lover — the strongest, bravest, wisest, kindest, handsomest man in the world. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Tobias Smolle When they first entered the prison, they were undoubtedly the handsomest couple mine eyes ever beheld, and their appearance won universal respect even from the most brutal inhabitants of the jail. The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves by Tobias Smolle

Henry Adams The handsomest formula, in an impartial choice, was the grandly courteous Southern phrase of Lamar: “Of course Mr. Adams knows that anything in my power is at his service. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Gustave Flauber Narr’ Havas was the handsomest of all; his slender arms were bound with straps ornamented with pearls. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

Henry Kingsley I also stared at him, for he was the handsomest young man I had ever seen. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

R. D. Blackmore And Robin was known for the handsomest man and the uttermost fisher of the landing, with three boats of his own, and good birth, and long sea-lines. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Andrew Lang And the end of it was that Florea, as the eldest, went to the stables, chose the best and handsomest horse they contained, saddled him, and took leave of the court. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang