An early autumn sun lit up cobblestone streets, tall acacia trees, and handsome and nearly all decayed 19th-century buildings.
She goes to the door and ushers in a tall, handsome man, impeccably put together.
Gutiérrez, 56, is a wiry, handsome man whose childlike features mask his penchant for roaring oratory.
She had two children; some people say she had fallen in love with another man, a handsome army captain, whom she wanted to marry.
Then I went for someone more like someone I would date: a liberal, artistic, tall, handsome, and kind.
You have done the handsome thing by me, and I don't mind telling you all about it.
He worships every handsome woman, who will allow herself to be polluted by his incense.
He is a handsome youth of twenty-eight, very correct in manner.
And there was big, handsome, Eddie Arledge, whose father had treated him shabbily.
It's hard to say for which of you she desires most to do the handsome thing.
c.1400, handsom "easy to handle, ready at hand," from hand (n.) + -some (1). Sense extended to "fair size, considerable" (1570s), then "having fine form, good-looking" (1580s). Meaning "generous" (in handsome reward, etc.) first recorded 1680s.
[Americans] use the word "handsome" much more extensively than we do: saying that Webster made a handsome speech in the Senate: that a lady talks handsomely, (eloquently:) that a book sells handsomely. A gentleman asked me on the Catskill Mountain, whether I thought the sun handsomer there than at New York. [Harriet Martineau, "Society in America," 1837]Related: Handsomeness.
high* wide* and handsome