Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BEAUTIFUL

What is the use of a beautiful face, if one must be shut up in her own apartment for ever?

It was a beautiful cameo of Alcibiades, with the quiver and bow of Eros.

It was motionless as marble; but never had she seen anything so beautiful, and so unearthly.

Aspasia will tell you I have been a beautiful but idle dreamer all my life.

That's where our big West is, over that way—isn't it fresh and green and beautiful?

We therefore camped for the night, with beautiful feed for the horses.

To be with those she loved best, and to be driving over the beautiful earth!

It was hard to say at which season of the year Overton campus was most beautiful.

This crystal pallor or a flushed joy—in one of the two she was most beautiful.

The view from the summit of the hill is commanding and beautiful, but its grape is unique.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., from beauty + -ful. The beautiful people "the fashionable set" first attested 1964 in (where else?) "Vogue" (it also was the title of a 1941 play by U.S. dramatist William Saroyan). House Beautiful is from "Pilgrim's Progress," where it is a proper name of a place. Related: Beautifully.

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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.