Lee makes a convincing case that the loveliness of much Renaissance art is inversely related to the moral ugliness of its patrons.
He challenges the shades and overcomes them with the loveliness of his song.
The loveliness was made all the more unlikely by the lingering smell of smoke.
The excessive heat had wilted these flowers of loveliness and faded their bright hues.
All loveliness, all grace, all majesty are there; but we cannot see, cannot conceive—come away!
The grand stairway shone resplendent as one magnificent centerpiece of loveliness.
But if the loveliness of her character should have purified his, and drawn and bound his soul to hers?
The morning broke over the beautiful Anahuac in loveliness and splendor.
Her whole figure had a life, an expression, a loveliness, that it is impossible to conceive.
Those who met her, no longer remarked upon her loveliness, but rather spoke of the great change so short a period had wrought.
Old English luflic "affectionate, loveable;" see love (n.) + -ly (1). The modern sense of "lovable on account of beauty, attractive" is from c.1300, "applied indiscriminately to all pleasing material objects, from a piece of plum-cake to a Gothic cathedral" [George P. Marsh, "The Origin and History of the English Language," 1862].
An attractive woman: where flabby lovelies in polka-dot bikinis lobbed beachballs around (1940s+)