Beautiful

Beautiful or fair as an angel. Throughout the Middle Ages it was common to associate beauty with virtue, and ugliness with sin; hence the expressions given above, and the following also— “Seraphic beauty,” “Cherubic loveliness,” “Ugly as sin,” etc.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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