You were certain that she was smarter than you, lovelier than you, more interesting than you.
That day she could not have been lovelier, and we had a wide-ranging conversation.
How can a woman be lovelier than when most womanly, or more precious than when she reflects her own weakness in clarity of soul?
Watching her approach, he thought he had never seen her lovelier.
Glendoveers and Sylphs, pardon me if I question whether those visions are not lovelier than yourselves.
Rosalind is lovelier than ever, Lady Darcy, if that is possible!
Grace is lovelier than ever, and blissfully happy in the husband she adores, and two lovely children.
You're lovelier at this day than you have ever been in your life!
Alfred wanted to build a great marble monument over her; for he said the whole world did not contain a better or lovelier woman.
I do think that a white crown makes her lovelier than she was before.
Old English luflic "affectionate, loveable;" see love (n.) + -ly (1). The modern sense of "lovable on account of beauty, attractive" is from c.1300, "applied indiscriminately to all pleasing material objects, from a piece of plum-cake to a Gothic cathedral" [George P. Marsh, "The Origin and History of the English Language," 1862].
An attractive woman: where flabby lovelies in polka-dot bikinis lobbed beachballs around (1940s+)