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beauty

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Love never reasons, but profusely gives; it gives like a thoughtless prodigal its all, and then trembles least it has done to little.
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From Anglo-Norman

Noun

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Singular
beauty

Plural
beauties

beauty (beauties)
  1. The property, quality, or state of being "that which pleases merely by being perceived" (Aquinas); that which is attractive, pleasing, fine, or good looking; comeliness.
    • 1988: "… beauty and recollection, like danger, glamour, greed, hunger- everything but disappointment and desire- were concepts belonging to other people.” -Second Son, Robert Ferro
  2. Someone who is beautiful.
    Jane is a beauty.
  3. Something that is particularly good or pleasing.
    My car is a beauty.
    What a goal, what a beauty.
  4. An excellent or egregious example of something.
  5. (physics) The beauty quark.

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Interjection

beauty

  1. (Canada) Thanks! Cool!
  1. It's the long weekend. Beauty!

Adverb

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Positive
beauty

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  1. (Canada) Of high quality, well done.
  1. He made a beauty pass through the neutral zone.

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