Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Beautiful; fair.

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Examples

  • She is the daughter of the Wazir Shams al-Din and she is a model of beauty and loveliness, of fairest favour and formous form, and dight with symmetry and perfect grace.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Princess of the fair and adornment of morning air, do thou take the red for they formous are and fitter for the like of thee to bear and leave the white to my care.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • And the firmness of the formous of the famous of the fumous of the first fog in Maidanvale? —

    Finnegans Wake

  • The divine and most wise choir of the apostles of Christ with the fire of the Spirit have burned as the tares the mufti-formous temples of the demons, and have illumined the hearts of the faithful, calling out: Bless the Lord, all ye the works of the Lord.

    The General Menaion or the Book of Services Common to the Festivals of our Lord Jesus of the Holy Virgin and of Different Orders of Saints

  • [FN#119] In Al-Mas'údi the Devil is "a young man fair of favour and formous of figure," which is more appropriate to a

    Arabian nights. English

  • He replied, "O Princess of the fair and adornment of morning air, do thou take the red for they formous are and fitter for the like of thee to bear and leave the white to my care."

    Arabian nights. English

  • Withal he sold and bought in the merchants 'bazar, and there used to sit in his shop a youth named Ali bin Bakkár, of the sons of the Persian Kings [FN#175] who was formous of form and symmetrical of shape and perfect of figure, with cheeks red as roses and joined eyebrows; sweet of speech, laughing-lipped and delighting in mirth and gaiety.

    Arabian nights. English

  • Withal he sold and bought in the merchants’ bazar, and there used to sit in his shop a youth named Ali bin Bakkár, of the sons of the Persian Kings175 who was formous of form and symmetrical of shape and perfect of figure, with cheeks red as roses and joined eyebrows; sweet of speech, laughing-lipped and delighting in mirth and gaiety.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Al – Mas’údi the Devil is “a young man fair of favour and formous of figure,” which is more appropriate to a

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

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