There seemed to be nothing changed about him except that he was a handsomer man than she had supposed him.
"I don't think any one can be handsomer than madame," says Jane.
The handsomer they were, the more dangerously charming, the better Miss Hutchinson would be pleased.
I loved him because he was handsomer, cleverer and smarter than any other boy.
Nothing could be handsomer than this saloon, with its fittings and decorations.
Some may think, in that respect, the English or the Americans handsomer.
The rooms were handsome,––handsomer and larger, even, than the rooms she had dreamed of; but perhaps none the better for that.
She wished that her husband was handsomer, more successful, more dictatorial.
The child on becoming man was handsomer and handsomer, "and so lively and spirited that it seemed to all a marvel."
Allan was handsomer unquestionably, though that had hardly been necessary.
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