Minsky became a role model for those living with disabilities, redefining long-held standards of beauty and perfection.
And the mirror replied: “You, my queen, may have a beauty quite rare, but Little Snow White is a thousand times more fair.”
And I admire Rembrandt too much not to realise the beauty that can be derived from frequenting the synagogue.
After all, beauty contests are not widely regarded as templates of enlightenment.
Girls from Siberia found jobs at new restaurants, boutiques and beauty salons.
What talk from you—you, with your beauty and talent, and money—good heavens!
“It is rather odd that one sister should have all the beauty,” said Sophia.
Pray you, do not think me Unworthy of your ear: it was your beauty That turn'd me statue.
I hope your sister hasn't finished her beauty sleep by this time.
He was aware of the strength and beauty and godlikeness that his breast was then to her—the magic.
early 14c., "physical attractiveness," also "goodness, courtesy," from Anglo-French beute, Old French biauté "beauty, seductiveness, beautiful person" (12c., Modern French beauté), earlier beltet, from Vulgar Latin bellitatem (nominative bellitas) "state of being handsome," from Latin bellus "pretty, handsome, charming," in classical Latin used especially of women and children, or ironically or insultingly of men, perhaps from PIE *dw-en-elo-, diminutive of root *deu- "to do, perform, show favor, revere" (see bene-). Famously defined by Stendhal as la promesse de bonheur "the promise of happiness."
[I]t takes the one hundred men in ten million who understand beauty, which isn't imitation or an improvement on the beautiful as already understood by the common herd, twenty or thirty years to convince the twenty thousand next most sensitive souls after their own that this new beauty is truly beautiful. [Stendhal, "Life of Henry Brulard"]Replaced Old English wlite. Concrete meaning "a beautiful woman" is first recorded late 14c. Beauty sleep "sleep before midnight" is attested by 1850. Beauty spot is from 1650s. Beauty parlor is from 1894.
The sudden death of a young woman a little over a week ago in a down-town "beauty parlor" has served to direct public attention to those institutions and their methods. In this case, it seems, the operator painted on or injected into the patron's facial blemish a 4-per-cent cocaine solution and then applied an electrode, the sponge of which was saturated with carbolized water. ["The Western Druggist," October 1894]Beauté du diable (literally "devil's beauty") is used as a French phrase in English from 1825.
Excellent; superior; great: I thought the guy was beauty (1970s+ Canadian)