comely

Definitions

  • "'Come over here and surrender.'"
    "'Come over here and surrender.'"
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj comely very pleasing to the eye "my bonny lass","there's a bonny bay beyond","a comely face","young fair maidens"
    • adj comely according with custom or propriety "her becoming modesty","comely behavior","it is not comme il faut for a gentleman to be constantly asking for money","a decent burial","seemly behavior"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Coming in to Puttenham Coming in to Puttenham
Coming Out! dirty, tired and grinning Coming Out! dirty, tired and grinning
TOM COMES OUT OF THE FISH TOM COMES OUT OF THE FISH
"'COME AND EXPLAIN YOURSELF, YOU RASCAL.'" "'COME AND EXPLAIN YOURSELF, YOU RASCAL.'"
Tickled wuz he when word come Tickled wuz he when word come
COME, MY CHILDREN, I AM GOING TO TRANSPORT YOU TO YOUR PALACE COME, MY CHILDREN, I AM GOING TO TRANSPORT YOU TO YOUR PALACE
He Comes to Chinon--4-00-406 He Comes to Chinon--4-00-406
SAMUEL COMING TO ELI SAMUEL COMING TO ELI

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The word "toy" comes from an old English word that means "tool."
    • adv Comely In a becoming manner.
    • Comely Pleasing or agreeable to the sight; well-proportioned; good-looking; handsome. "He that is comely when old and decrepit, surely was very beautiful when he was young.""Not once perceive their foul disfigurement
      But boast themselves more comely than before."
    • Comely Suitable or becoming; proper; agreeable. "This is a happier and more comely time
      Than when these fellows ran about the streets,
      Crying confusion."
      "It is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The word "moose" comes from the native Algonquian Indian word meaning "twig eater."
    • comely Decent; suitable; proper; becoming; suited to time, place, circumstances, or persons.
    • comely Handsome; graceful; symmetrical; pleasing in appearance: said of the person or of any part of it, and also of things.
    • comely Synonyms Handsome, Pretty, etc. See beautiful.
    • comely Suitably or fittingly; gracefully; handsomely; in a pleasing manner.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The word "diamond" comes from the Greek word "adamas," which means "unconquerable."
    • adj Comely kum′li pleasing: graceful: handsome
    • adv Comely in a comely manner
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Quotations

  • Proverb
    Proverb
    “From listening comes wisdom and from speaking, repentance.”
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    Benjamin%20Disraeli
    “Everything comes if a man will only wait.”
  • George Eliot
    George%20Eliot
    “When death comes it is never our tenderness that we repent from, but our severity.”
  • English Proverb
    English Proverb
    “Death always comes too early or too late.”
  • William Shakespeare
    William%20Shakespeare
    “Men must endure, their going hence even as their coming hither. Ripeness is all.”
  • Virgil
    Virgil
    “Death twitches my ear. Live, he says, I am coming.”

Idioms

Come a cropper - (UK) Someone whose actions or lifestyle will inevitably result in trouble is going to come a cropper.
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Come clean - If someone comes clean about something, they admit to deceit or wrongdoing.
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Come hell or high water - If someone says they'll do something come hell or high water, they mean that nothing will stop them, no matter what happens.
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Come of age - When something comes of age it develops completely and reaches maturity. When someone comes of age, they reach adulthood or fulfill their potential.
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Come on hard - If you come on hard, you are aggressive in your dealing with someone.
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Come on the heels of - If something comes on the heels of something, it follows very soon after it.
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Come out in the wash - If something will come out in the wash, it won't have any permanent negative effect.
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Come out of the woodwork - When things come out of the woodwork, they appear unexpectedly. ('Crawl out of the woodwork' is also used.)
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Come out of your shell - If someone comes out of their shell, they stop being shy and withdrawn and become more friendly and sociable.
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Come rain or shine - If I say I'll be at a place come rain or shine, I mean that I can be relied on to turn up; nothing, not even the vagaries of British weather, will deter me or stop me from being there.
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Come to a head - If events reach a crisis point, they come to a head.
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Come to a pretty pass - If something has come to a pretty pass, then it is in a difficult, unfavourable or negative situation.
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Come to bear - If something comes to bear on you, you start to feel the pressure or effect of it.
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Come to call - If someone comes to call, they respond to an order or summons directly.
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Come to grips - If you come to grips with a problem or issue, you face up to it and deal with it.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. comeliche, AS. cymlīc,; cyme, suitable (fr. cuman, to come, become) + līc, like

Usage

In literature:

I only heard that he might be coming from Adelaide, and then that he wasn't coming.
"The Way of Ambition" by Robert Hichens
I must come, when I've specially come up to London to see you.
"Can You Forgive Her?" by Anthony Trollope
Mary had not come back with the market basket which contained the children's dinner.
"Mary Gray" by Katharine Tynan
He thought some one would come to inquire.
"A Little Girl in Old Detroit" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
And to have a little girl come into his life!
"A Little Girl in Old Salem" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
De Yankees come by, and a man had stopped dere just before dey come.
"Slave Narratives, Oklahoma" by Various
Coming out, Gainsborough sighted Mrs Trumbler coming up High Street and Miss S. coming down it.
"Tristram of Blent" by Anthony Hope
If you'll come I'll run up and put a chair ready, and then come back for you.
"Fitz the Filibuster" by George Manville Fenn
Oh, you'll come over to our side.
"In Honour's Cause" by George Manville Fenn
Suppose Mr Isaac Dempster should have come out into the office and found I had gone out!
"To The West" by George Manville Fenn
Then, as a child comes home, will you come home.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
He'll come, depend upon it he'll come around, and when he does he will whine.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
His time had not come yet, but it was coming, and he knew how to wait.
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
Come, come, my pretty Pandora!
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
He had come to tell Kate that he should come no more, and this was how he had begun!
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
He was to come, and till he should come there was nothing that she need either say or do.
"Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope
Ask her to pick a few herself and I'll kiss them as coming from her.
"Witness to the Deed" by George Manville Fenn
Would she ever come, or would she never come?
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
You may think when a guest comes down here I just pick the first instrument that comes to mind.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
Therefore, Jack dear, come, oh, come!
"The Marriage of Elinor" by Margaret Oliphant
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In poetry:

I travail in pain for him,
My creatures travail and wait;
His couriers come by squadrons,
He comes not to the gate.
"Song Of Nature" by Henry David Thoreau
"Now come, PONOMO, come to me,
I wait your coming here;
You promised 'neath this hemlock tree,
At midnight to appear.
"Fidelity" by Jared Barhite
To Christ I needs must come, they say;
Who went to death for me:
I turn aside; I come, I pray,
My unknown God, to thee.
"The Disciple" by George MacDonald
"Mishanock, my little star!
Come to Saco's pines afar;
Where the sad one waits at home,
Wequashim, my moonlight, come!"
"The Truce of Piscataqua" by John Greenleaf Whittier
More sweet the dusk for this is,
For lips that meet in kisses.--
Come! come! why run from blisses
As from a mortal foe?
"One Day And Another: A Lyrical Eclogue – Part I" by Madison Julius Cawein
If ever in the sylvan shade
A song immortal we have made,
Come now, O lute, I pri' thee come--
Inspire a song of Latium.
"Horace To His Lute" by Eugene Field

In news:

The coming fiscal cliff might be a sign of football good times to come.
When it comes to new jobs, 70 percent of those are coming from small businesses, but many of them are struggling just to hang on.
Come one, come all to the most historically salacious show of the weekend.
The news comes as highly caffeinated energy drinks and shots have come under increasing fire after reports this week that 5-Hour Energy shots have been linked to 13 deaths in FDA "adverse event" reports.
More than two-dozen jobs are coming to Cherokee County with plans of a chemical maker coming to the Upstate.
Come to find out, pink isn't the most important color when it comes to breast cancer.
Come to find out, pink isn't the most important color when it comes to breast cancer.
The coming fiscal cliff might be a sign of football good times to come .
"It's real dangerous," Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy said of the Bears' offense, "and you knew coming out that we were going to have to come out , grind it out and hit them in the mouth.".
Been very busy doing other things Since folks want it to come back, it will be coming back.
Been very busy doing other things Since folks want it to come back, it will be coming back .
They say that good things come in small packages, and that is certainly true when it comes to this beautiful, newly updated, luxury two-level condominium at The Landing in Fall River.
The second coming of the New York Cosmos is having its own second coming.
"Money is always an issue when it comes to anything in your life, Kristies Kare or adult daycare is half the cost of at home care and we will help you get secure funding so that you can come visit us," said Johnson.
It's cheer that comes from the decorations, the swing of the jazz band, the atmosphere, the sense of spirit and a hot meal that keep her coming back each year.
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In science:

The first term is the contribution of the loop, the second comes from the boundary condition and the last one comes from the arm.
Functionals of the Brownian motion, localization and metric graphs
The Gaussian distribution that comes from Boltzmann-Gibbs ensemble interferes with the Poissonian one that comes from the additivity of the entropy. That is why it is important to prove that the boundedness itself guarantees existence of asymptotic distribution that is insensitive to the details of the fluctuations.
Fluctuations and Long-Term Stability: from Coherence to Chaos
The mixed functors are subfunctors of a tensor product between a functor coming from the category F := F (2) and a functor coming from the subcategory Fiso of Fquad defined in .
The mixed functors of the category Fquad: a first study
The terminology ”mixed functors” is chosen to reflect the fact that these functors are subfunctors of a tensor product of a functor coming from the category F and a functor coming from the category Fiso .
The mixed functors of the category Fquad: a first study
P1) We use the global relation <, and throw away all information coming from sources of minor quality, i.e. if there is X such that X < Y , then no information coming from Y will be taken into account.
Remarks on Inheritance Systems
It is interesting to note that we only needed to use η-products of level 4N here (the N coming from the level of our form f , and the 4 coming from the η-quotient representations of E4 and E6 ).
Generating spaces of modular forms with $\eta$-quotients
We expect that most of these events come from quasi-elastic neutrino interactions, but there is also a sizable background coming from deepinelastic and resonant events.
Study of accelerator neutrino interactions in a liquid argon TPC
When n > 6 we apply the bound coming from Weyl differencing when R < P , and the bound coming from Poisson summation when R > P .
Counting rational points on cubic hypersurfaces
Direct evidence of this model comes from electron diffraction with a beam size of 150 − 200 nm, which shows 6-fold rings coming from one of two domains.
Sodium vacancy ordering and the co-existence of localized spins and itinerant charges in NaxCoO2
Example: In the smallest HMM model they consider [GT2], the 6 state model, there are the following states which produce an O as observed occurrence: O (coming from the motif O), O (coming from the motif OX) and O (coming from the motif XO).
Effective Generation of Subjectively Random Binary Sequences
C (f )v) − Therefore, coming back to the NFP equation (159)-(2), the only contribution to the time variation of the free energy (166) comes from the Fokker-Planck current.
Nonlinear mean field Fokker-Planck equations. Application to the chemotaxis of biological populations
In the original Schelling model, unhappy people move to the closest empty residences where they are happy, with ’happy’ being defined as having at least half of the neighbours coming from the own group, and ’unhappy’ meaning that the ma jority of neighbours comes from the other group.
Urban segregation with cheap and expensive residences
Comparing, for example, (23) with its Gaussian counterpart (12) (take j = 0 there) we see that while the leading term in the Gaussian case comes from the volume term LN (M ), in the harmonisable stable case it comes from the two lowest Lipschitz-Killing curvatures, L0 (M ) and L1 (M ).
Excursion sets of stable random fields
Another possibility is that a fraction of the gas identified as coming from mergers actually comes from stripped galactic disks (similar to the “cold drizzle”) but which we cannot identify as such.
Galaxies in a Simulated $\Lambda$CDM Universe II: Observable Properties and Constraints on Feedback
This contamination comes most probably from neutron irradiation. So it has technogenic origin. The second one is gamma probably from neutron irradiation. econd one is gamma background coming from short living 214Pb and 214Bi isotopes.
Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop "Radiopure Scintillators for EURECA" (RPScint'2008)
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