Or perhaps it would be fairer to say men and women we hardly seem to report — and for a reason.
When he won, De Blasio faced the question of how to make New York a fairer city without making it less safe.
At minimum, our bill would have ensured a fairer, more deliberate process in this case.
It was well into the 19th century before the fairer sex was even welcome in so-called fine dining establishments!
The effect was to give a glimpse of a fairer and more transparent world, something a person might be moved to help build.
Surely the moon had never shone upon a fairer picture or a lighter heart.
It was a curious scene, but the contest could not have been fairer.
Many Kabyles, fairer than she was, moved slowly on foot towards their rock villages.
With fairer opportunities than he had, he would have made a great commander.
It is a depressing thought, and causes a profound feeling of thankfulness that Providence placed us in a fairer land.
Old English fæger "beautiful, lovely, pleasant," from Proto-Germanic *fagraz (cf. Old Saxon fagar, Old Norse fagr, Old High German fagar "beautiful," Gothic fagrs "fit"), perhaps from PIE *pek- "to make pretty" (cf. Lithuanian puošiu "I decorate").
The meaning in reference to weather (c.1200) preserves the original sense (opposed to foul). Sense of "light-complexioned" (1550s) reflects tastes in beauty; sense of "free from bias" (mid-14c.) evolved from another early meaning, "morally pure, unblemished" (late 12c.). The sporting senses (fair ball, fair catch etc.) began in 1856. Fair play is from 1590s; fair and square is from c.1600. Fair-haired in the figurative sense of "darling, favorite" is from 1909. First record of fair-weather friends is from 1736.
early 14c., from Anglo-French feyre (late 13c.), from Old French feire, from Vulgar Latin *feria "holiday, market fair," from Latin feriae "religious festivals, holidays," related to festus "solemn, festive, joyous" (see feast).