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beautiful people

Stylish, glamorous, and often wealthy people admired by others. I wish we were as cool as them—man, they are really the beautiful people.
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small is beautiful

The belief, perspective, or mindset that things of a smaller scale are more aesthetically pleasing than those of a larger scale. Can be hyphenated if used before a noun as a modifier. The famed architect always incorporates a small-is-beautiful philosophy into all the buildings he designs. A lot of people think they need a big car as a status symbol, but I've always believed that small is beautiful.
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the body beautiful

The conception of an ideal physical beauty. While we tend to focus on women, we forget that ideas of the body beautiful also cause stress, anxiety, and depression for many men, too.
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the beautiful people

1 fashionable, glamorous, and privileged people. 2 (in the 1960s) hippies.
1 1995 Singapore: Rough Guide The coolest address in town, and a magnet for the beautiful people.
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the body beautiful

an ideal of physical beauty.
1992 Mother Jones About 75,000 women a year elect to have cosmetic surgery, spurred on by ubiquitous images of the body beautiful.
See also: beautiful, body

small is beautiful

the belief that something small-scale is better than a large-scale equivalent.
Small is Beautiful is the title of a book by E. F. Schumacher , published in 1973 . The phrase is best known through its adoption as a slogan by environmentalists.
See also: beautiful, small

beautiful

mod. very satisfying; excellent. Man, this place is beautiful! You got your own sink and toilet right in the room and good strong bars to keep the riffraff out.
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At night all private and public buildings are being beautifully illuminated with colored lights on this occasion to express jubilation over the sacred day.
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uk THIS farmhouse chair's straight lines and splayed legs are beautifully displayed thanks to the vibrant red colour.
It's been beautifully and rhythmically handled, both in the way it looks and its pace.
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The collection is wide ranging, from a bloodcurdling account of the story behind Davy Jones' locker, through the beautifully lyrical Japanese story, 'Mochimtsu's Music', to a modem day pirate story of exoticism with a surprising twist.
IN HER LATEST BOOK, the beloved American Buddhist nun, author, and teacher Pema Chodron affirms that it is possible to live beautifully, compassionately, and happily even as the ground shakes beneath us.
There are extensive, beautifully landscaped gardens with a large paddock area to the side/east.
Elaine Baker offers us moments in time using beautifully sketched poetic language that requires one to stop and meditate on the ordinary and intricate in our lives.
Frame your eyes with these beautifully bright eye colours.
A beautifully crafted and inspiring text is superbly illustrated throughout by Ann Thomas.