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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.
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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.
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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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Visual - Due to role of tall buildings in city in terms of visual, the more buildings' fajade are considered in order to have more beautifulness and attractiveness for observer, the more building visual effect.
misfortune, Hanneh Hayyeh sets out to destroy the beautifulness she had
but that baby you can't believe her beautifulness when I came into
These two, the simplicity and the small thing, reintroduce us in a new relation with the representation of the notion of individual author by the one of cooperative creation (man-machine and man-man) that in that beautifulness of the small thing, the inmersita virtual reality and the digital experience, are, each one on one side, an extraordinary perceptive experience and a transmutation of the mere contemplation of a real illusion, that in any case, wait for the updating.
Or rather, beautifulness is reality, and the other kind of thing is the ugly, and this same is the primary evil; thus the qualities of goodness and beauty are actually the same.
And all of a sudden this lady touched me, and there was this coziness, I don't know, this beautifulness about it I looked and I couldn't really see her, but I knew she was Nuestra Madre Guadalupe.
Contents and themes of Shahnama consist of pleasant and elegant poems to a world full of ups and downs, suffering and joy, ugliness and beautifulness, although they represent different aspects.