In truth, the sunshine pictures of Turner were evolved from a life as dingy and uncomely as could well be.
Thus Justin Martyr speaks of his appearance as ignoble and uncomely.
Whatever building is nobly and enduringly useful, thoroughly adapted to its uses, cannot be uncomely.
The door was then opened, and Marion swirled in with an uncomely bravery.
And Mayakin filled the air with a jarring, hasty laughter, at which his goat-like beard began to tremble in an uncomely manner.
I am not wont to shun the truth: But yet I think the reason you could give Were too uncomely.
The grooms came and soundly flogged me for uncomely speech of my Lady Anne!
She was choked with tenderness, and had only this uncomely way of showing it.
It was the old picture, save for the uncomely modifications of our modern costume.
At thirty-eight the Reformer, we must remember, must have been no uncomely wooer.
"beautiful, handsome," c.1400, probably from Old English cymlic "lovely, splendid, finely made," from cyme "exquisite, glorious, delicate," from West Germanic *kumi- "delicate, feeble" (cf. Old High German chumo "with difficulty," chumig "weak, delicate;" German kaum "hardly, scarcely"). Or perhaps the modern word is from Middle English bicumelic (c.1200) "suitable, exquisite," literally "becomely" (cf. becoming).