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becomingness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n becomingness the quality of being becoming
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Becomingness The quality of being becoming, appropriate, or fit; congruity; fitness. "The becomingness of human nature."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n becomingness Suitableness; congruity; propriety; decency; gracefulness arising from fitness: as, “becomingness of virtue,”
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Usage

In literature:

Of this becomingness she was doubtless unaware at the moment that he surprised her.
"In the Carquinez Woods" by Bret Harte
Perhaps her future husband meant no such thing, and would arrange it all with quiet becomingness.
"The Crown of Life" by George Gissing
A few ladies of great taste dress their maids according to individual becomingness; some faces look well under a cap, others look the contrary.
"Etiquette" by Emily Post
His judgment about the becomingness of the color had, us usual, been unerring.
"The Honorable Percival" by Alice Hegan Rice
Among them was a set of superb sables, and Nina, throwing the collar around her aunt's shoulders, had exclaimed at their becomingness.
"The Title Market" by Emily Post
Now that the war was over, he regretted the becomingness of the uniform.
"The Trumpeter Swan" by Temple Bailey
I give you the two passages in full, trusting that you may so feel the becomingness of the one, and the gracelessness of the other.
"Proserpina, Volume 1" by John Ruskin
Besides, the extreme becomingness of your toilet altogether disarmed me.
"Molly Bawn" by Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
I am not speaking of becomingness and grace; I am speaking of health and conservation of force.
"The Education of American Girls" by Anna Callender Brackett
Of the becomingness, however, there could be no doubt.
"Blue Bonnet in Boston" by Caroline E. Jacobs
Both girls exclaimed over its becomingness.
"The Little Colonel's Christmas Vacation" by Annie Fellows Johnston
Ladies dress elegantly, and in any manner, or color, that fancy or becomingness may dictate.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
Well, it has a certain stately becomingness.
"The Red City" by S. Weir Mitchell
At last it came; and I hastened to ascertain its becomingness and effect.
"Discipline" by Mary Brunton
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