What does the word comely mean?

Usage examples for comely

  1. " It was the duty of one of the Brothers of Devenish," he continued, " to turn out the cattle this morning before the dawn of day, and that Brother, while in his duty, saw eight comely young men who fought together." – Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens
  2. Robert is eight years old, comely, and very wise;- I am a little more than seven,- and I reverence Robert. – Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things by Lafcadio Hearn
  3. She was comely- you understand- very comely and tall, with dark blood, and eyes that put you in mind of a light shining steady upon dark water. – Wandering Heath by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
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