It stands entirely on its own as one of Salinger's saddest, loveliest stories.
The loveliest thing about this play is that all it wants to do is entertain you.
She has been married to the music critic Pete Paphides (“the loveliest man who ever lived”) since 1999.
It was the loveliest evening that brooded round us as we walked.
Yet this is just the weather in which Tuscan landscape looks its loveliest.
She put on the same dress that had charmed Philip so much, and went downstairs looking her loveliest.
Matthew has given me the loveliest dress, with such sleeves.
And then, to leave the lovely place at the loveliest of all times in a garden, the cool of the day!
It was the loveliest girl Beauvayse had ever seen, or ever would see.
His scheme was to go to Jamaica and spend his suddenly acquired wealth in "that loveliest of the Antilles."
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+)