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becoming on (someone)

Attractive on someone, as of clothing or other wearable items. That gown is so becoming on you, my dear. My daughter has hazel eyes, so olive green is very becoming on her.
See also: becoming, on

*becoming on someone

[of clothing] complimentary to someone; [of clothing] enhancing one's good looks. (*Typically: be ~; look ~.) The dress you wore last night is not becoming on you. That color is very becoming on you.
See also: becoming, on

disappointed at someone or something

 and disappointed in someone or something
becoming sad because of someone or something. I am really disappointed at what you did. I am very disappointed in you. That was a terrible thing to do. They were disappointed in the outcome.
See also: disappointed
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What gives these songs special life, however, is a beautifully crafted violin obbligato, played with warmth and sensitivity by William Terwilliger, which intertwines with the vocal line most becomingly.
Moreover, it is my opinion that you may not poison any sincere Christian by not going to those things that are foretold in the prophetic predictions concerning the kingdom of Christ as they extend without any contradiction to the New Testament, and are most becomingly used by believers in Christ.
Divorced middle-aged men are becomingly increasingly bad-tempered, emotional and are under-performing at work because of a lack of sleep, a study revealed today.
In Jude, Winslet's healthy young face and body, becomingly smooth and rounded, completely refutes Hardy's description of a Sue who is as "light and flexible as a bird," who "went along as if she hardly touched the ground, and as if a moderately strong puff of wind would float her over the hedge and into the next field" (306).
What was required according to the students was a 'Crusade in the interests of womanly modesty' which 'while aiming at stamping out what is mannish and immodest, not only allows but encourages girls to dress tastefully and becomingly and thereby win the admiration and respect of all'.
is becomingly increasingly arbitrary and even biased against them.
93 to pounds 1 levels, which, ' considering his runners are becomingly increasingly overbet, is quite an interesting statistic.
14) Indeed, Japanese young adult women are becomingly increasingly at risk for disordered eating with such focus on low body weights.
I want to keep on galloping over the prairies, and yes I really pack a gun, and wear a sombrero, not to be picturesque, one very soon gets used to the novelty, and when the sun burns you, you look around for any old shady hat, when the sand gets down the back of your neck, you are willing to tie even a bag around your neck to keep it out (might as well be a becomingly knotted silk handkerchief).
I was dressed very becomingly, and I knew the carriage was waiting to take me to the Park.
Sixty-one years later, becomingly collectively engaged in tax issues remains just as, if not more so, important.
As a result of an incident on Bondi Beach on 13 November 1902, when bathers were threatened with prosecution because they were not, in the words of the Sydney Morning Herald, 'properly and becomingly clad', Inspector General of Police Edmund Fosbery, put his progressive policy with regard to 'bathing' on public record.
The family of a missing Teesside man are becomingly increasingly concerned for his welfare.
The Fulham boss watched the Welsh international in action against Hungary in midweek and is becomingly increasingly impressed with the 25-year-old.
After being used, the plank, piously treated as if it were the Spirit of the Blessed Sacrament--since potentially it contained the Word--was carefully slipped into a silken sheath adorned with the word "Mens" becomingly embroidered among various small embellishments.