For all the glamour of some local residents, the town itself—known to locals as "Chippy" — remains a handsome but modest place.
An early autumn sun lit up cobblestone streets, tall acacia trees, and handsome and nearly all decayed 19th-century buildings.
Clooney is a handsome, charming guy with artistic ambitions and a social conscience, so how can you not be for him?
She goes to the door and ushers in a tall, handsome man, impeccably put together.
The handsome Alexander Gilkes is one of the best-connected tastemakers on the art scene.
You have done the handsome thing by me, and I don't mind telling you all about it.
Among them is the curious and handsome pirarara, or parrot-fish.
He is a handsome youth of twenty-eight, very correct in manner.
She was tall and stout, and must have been handsome in her youth.
It's hard to say for which of you she desires most to do the handsome thing.
c.1400, handsom "easy to handle, ready at hand," from hand (n.) + -some (1). Sense extended to "fair size, considerable" (1570s), then "having fine form, good-looking" (1580s). Meaning "generous" (in handsome reward, etc.) first recorded 1680s.
[Americans] use the word "handsome" much more extensively than we do: saying that Webster made a handsome speech in the Senate: that a lady talks handsomely, (eloquently:) that a book sells handsomely. A gentleman asked me on the Catskill Mountain, whether I thought the sun handsomer there than at New York. [Harriet Martineau, "Society in America," 1837]Related: Handsomeness.
high* wide* and handsome