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    meaning of "unbeautified"

    On "On love and women" by Hemingway, there's a sentence which goes,

    To marry a handsome figure without character, fine features unbeautified by sentiment or good nature, is the most deplorable of mistakes.

    I'd like to know what 'unbeautified' means.

    Thank you.

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    Re: meaning of "unbeautified"

    Quote Originally Posted by dafene View Post
    On "On love and women" by Hemingway, there's a sentence which goes,

    To marry a handsome figure without character, fine features unbeautified by sentiment or good nature, is the most deplorable of mistakes.

    I'd like to know what 'unbeautified' means.

    Thank you.
    It means "not made beautiful".

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    Re: meaning of "unbeautified"

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    It means "not made beautiful".
    Would please fully explain the meaning of phrase?

    Does the author mean that sentiment and the good nature is more beautiful and worth to take into account when you get married?
    What does exactly 'fine features' mean here???

    Thank you for your help indeed.

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    Re: meaning of "unbeautified"

    Quote Originally Posted by dafene View Post
    Would please fully explain the meaning of phrase?

    Does the author mean that sentiment and the good nature is more beautiful and worth to take into account when you get married?
    What does exactly 'fine features' mean here???

    Thank you for your help indeed.
    "Fine features" means good-looking.
    "fine features unbeautified by sentiment or good nature" means good-looking, but lacking good nature.
    It means pretty much the same as the first clause - "
    a handsome figure without character".

    The words I've bolded all have the same general meaning. The author is asserting that the latter things (character, sentiment, good nature) have more worth than the former (handsome figure, fine features).

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