Wells comments on my dapperness as he helps me on with my coat.
Eugene was impressed with the apparent "go" of the men—their smartness and dapperness.
He had been caught by his hostess in a disorderly broil, and his dapperness was marred with spattered liquor.
Or are clearness and dapperness the absolutely final shape of creation?
mid-15c., "elegant," from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German dapper "bold, strong, sturdy," later "quick, nimble," from Proto-Germanic *dapraz, perhaps with ironical shift of meaning (cf. Old High German tapfar "heavy," German tapfer "brave"), from PIE root *dheb- "dense, firm, compressed."