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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BEAUTIFYING

If you follow after good, every good act is a beautifying touch to your own soul.

The care and beautifying of cemeteries is another branch of the work.

These studies were followed only for the purpose of perfecting and beautifying the personality.

This is a most excellent paste for preserving and beautifying the teeth.

They can do a good deal in the beautifying line, but they can't do everything.

She will do her own beautifying work, and everybody will know her sign.

A treatise on beautifying homes, rural districts and cemeteries.

That recalled Mom Beck's prescription for beautifying the complexion.

Dorry did look happy; and as bliss is beautifying, he looked handsome as well.

The best architects, the best labourers, and the best painters were employed in beautifying it.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., "to make beautiful," from beauty + -fy. Intransitive sense, "to become beautiful," is recorded from 1590s. Related: Beautified; beautifying.

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