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Beautiful

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Beautiful or fair as an angel. Throughout the Middle Ages it was common to associate beauty with virtue, and ugliness with sin; hence the expressions given above, and the following also—“Seraphic beauty,” “Cherubic loveliness,” “Ugly as sin,” etc.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Beau Lion (Un)
Beau Monde
Beau Trap
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