Usage examples for becomingly

  1. She had expected that Burgess would be first to meet her, and she was ready, she thought, to greet him, becomingly. – A Master's Degree by Margaret Hill McCarter
  2. She was dressed simply in black, and a transparent black veil, falling from her wide hat and flung back, framed her face most becomingly in square crisp folds. – The Rich Mrs. Burgoyne by Kathleen Norris
  3. They endeavour to rival their neighbours in strength and variety of colours; and, if they see a beautiful woman becomingly dressed, they at once copy that woman, quite regardless of their personal appearance, which may be the least fitted to the style which has taken their fancy. – Routledge's Manual of Etiquette by George Routledge
  4. It certainly was not due to a youthful style of dress, for she had perfect taste in such matters, as well as in other things; and although no one spent less thought or money on it than she, my mother was at all times both neatly and becomingly dressed. – Personal Recollections, from Early Life to Old Age, of Mary Somerville by Mary Somerville
  5. It had seemed to her for a moment as if the bright young nephew who had been the light and hope of her life, were going to look in on her; and it had only brought the remembrance that he was gone for ever, and that in his stead there was only the poor little girl, to whom rank was a misfortune, and who seemed as if she would never wear it becomingly. – Countess Kate by Charlotte M. Yonge
  6. The young lord looked confounded, and from that moment behaved becomingly. – The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  7. The Child in the Garden is an only child, a lonely child, and a very individualistic child; there is no comradeship in the verses; they cannot be becomingly recited in concert; there is not a chorus or a refrain in the whole book, in which all the children may join; there is nothing communal about them. – Literature in the Elementary School by Porter Lander MacClintock
  8. Lincoln is now becomingly dressed. – Children of the Market Place by Edgar Lee Masters
  9. His complexion was no more than becomingly tanned; his slight moustache, trimmed very close to the upper lip, was of the same ruddy brown shade as his sleekly brushed hair. – The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  10. This glow of the flames plays becomingly on Ellen's rich, soft coloring, and even brings out the shadows made by the long lashes upon her cheeks. – Donald McElroy, Scotch Irishman by Willie Walker Caldwell
  11. " The complete change in all my thoughts and convictions which I owe to you-" " And to dear Penrose," Father Benwell interposed, with the prompt sense of justice which no man could more becomingly assume. – The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins
  12. They drank the toast with cheers, and Aubrey blushed becomingly. – The Haunted Bookshop by Christopher Morley
  13. Dressed neatly in black, with a coquettish muslin apron and cap becomingly frilled, she was a very taking little maid, with her demure rosy face and rebellious curls, though very different to the usual trained spy whose officious ministrations are deemed so necessary by ladies of position, whose lofty station in life precludes them from the luxury of brushing their own hair. – Thelma by Marie Corelli
  14. He had wooed her rageingly; he courted her becomingly; with the manly self- possession enlivened by watchful tact which is pleasing to girls. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  15. I trust you will treat her becomingly." – The Thin Red Line; and Blue Blood by Arthur Griffiths