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Adj.1.better-looking - pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportionbetter-looking - pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion; "a fine-looking woman"; "a good-looking man"; "better-looking than her sister"; "very pretty but not so extraordinarily handsome"- Thackeray; "our southern women are well-favored"- Lillian Hellman
beautiful - delighting the senses or exciting intellectual or emotional admiration; "a beautiful child"; "beautiful country"; "a beautiful painting"; "a beautiful theory"; "a beautiful party"
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While Don Quixote waited for Sancho to mount into the cork tree he of the Mirrors took as much ground as he considered requisite, and, supposing Don Quixote to have done the same, without waiting for any sound of trumpet or other signal to direct them, he wheeled his horse, which was not more agile or better-looking than Rocinante, and at his top speed, which was an easy trot, he proceeded to charge his enemy; seeing him, however, engaged in putting Sancho up, he drew rein, and halted in mid career, for which his horse was very grateful, as he was already unable to go.
He was better-looking, better-dressed, improved in every respect.
To my surprise his smile faded, and a flush of undisguised annoyance made him, if anything, better-looking than ever.
Natasha at once recognized the shorter and younger man in the white uniform: it was Bolkonski, who seemed to her to have grown much younger, happier, and better-looking.
In "50 Ways To A Better-Looking Layout", model train expert Jeff Wilson has compiled a series of 'user friendly' do-it-yourself projects to specifically improve a model train layout's buildings, scenery, vehicles, rolling stock, and trackside features.
IT'S HARD to know why Gary Neville was so upset by Carlos Tevez the other night but I'm told he heard the Argentinian claiming he was better-looking.
From how medical personnel give more attention to healthy babies to how teachers except better-looking children to perform better, LOOKS delves into the underlying influences on success--and dispels many myths.
I'll not knock her for taking advantage of the perks being Rooney's better-looking half brings.
He has confused me with my brighter and better-looking cousin, Steve Munby, formerly Knowsley's executive director for education, who moved to a new post in London some years ago.
PerforMax LG reportedly causes 25% less outgassing than other reinforcements in nylon 6, 66, and 46, resulting in cleaner mold surfaces and better-looking parts.
In 2004, the company began to sell through Costa Rica's Insol Comercial, focusing on making better-looking products than its Eastern competitors.
Partly it's flair: If you pick up The Nation and set it next to The Weekly Standard, it's just clear that the Standard is a better-looking, more interesting magazine.