handsome (adj.) Old form(s): hansom
proper, fitting, appropriate
MA IV.ii.83[Dogberry to all] one that hath two gowns and everything handsome about him
TNK IV.i.79[Wooer to all, of the Gaoler's Daughter] she must ... see the house made handsome [i.e. tidy]
TNK IV.i.9[First Friend to Gaoler, of Hippolyta and Emily] Begged with such handsome pity
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