O Laka, give grace to the feet of Pohaku; and to her bracelets and anklets; comeliness to the figure and skirt of Luukia.
Is there any comeliness in a witch, that a man should desire her?
And he scowled at my mother, for her comeliness; and yet looked under his eyelids as if he liked her for it.
It was old-fashioned 44 now, though once of proper cut and comeliness.
The Colchester had been a rough, flat-bottomed craft, with neither shape nor comeliness about her.
A standard which covers just the very rudiments of proportion and comeliness.
She was little, plump, beautifully formed and with a face of more than passing comeliness.
To her, for all his comeliness, he was loathsome as a leper, terrible as a beast of prey.
They were equally beautiful, and the fame of their comeliness had gone widely abroad.
There was no comeliness in it, but it was less desolate than when overgrown with weed.
"beautiful, handsome," c.1400, probably from Old English cymlic "lovely, splendid, finely made," from cyme "exquisite, glorious, delicate," from West Germanic *kumi- "delicate, feeble" (cf. Old High German chumo "with difficulty," chumig "weak, delicate;" German kaum "hardly, scarcely"). Or perhaps the modern word is from Middle English bicumelic (c.1200) "suitable, exquisite," literally "becomely" (cf. becoming).