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  • She carries a capacious bag.
  • There is a capacious writing-table in the room on which is a pretty large accumulation of papers.
    Dickens, Charles  --  Bleak House
  • His wife, Lizzie, folded me to her capacious breast.
    London, Jack  --  John Barleycorn
  • "Your father is very capacious of heart," said Dr. Meescham. Do you know what this means? ... It means the heart of George Buckman is large. It is
    capable of containing much joy and much sorrow.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses

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  • My wife was charmed; and gathering a great quantity in three capacious bags, we resumed our journey.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • No tale was too gross or monstrous for his capacious swallow.
    Washington Irving  --  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • His capacious waistcoat was suggestive of a large heart underneath.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • ...and thrusting them into pockets which were so surprisingly capacious, that they seemed to undermine his whole suit of clothes in every direction.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • put his hand in his breast pocket, and drew out from its capacious depths a number of silver coins.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • adjusted his capacious waistcoat
    Charles Dickens  --  A Christmas Carol

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  • Glancing around the helicopter’s capacious interior, I tried to fix the names of my teammates in my memory.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • this deep and capacious spring ... this great gold and emerald fish swims.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • Opening it, she proceeded to force the painting inside and despite the fact that it was patently too large to fit inside the tiny bag, within a few seconds it had vanished, like so much ease, into the bag’s capacious depths.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • ...he erected the capacious and very elegant meeting-house that stands in Arch-street.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • Justice Malam was naturally regarded in Tarley and Raveloe as a man of capacious mind, seeing that he could draw much wider conclusions without evidence than could be expected of his neighbours who were not on the Commission of the Peace.
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner
  • I had also with me a somewhat old, but capacious hand-bag in which I had intended to place the manuscript of a work of fiction that I had written during my few unoccupied hours.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Importance of Being Earnest
  • ...the watch below came pouring, overspreading with the watch already on deck the space between the main-mast and fore-mast including that occupied by the capacious launch and the...
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • Clever modernizations of old Colonial manses, extensions in Victorian wood, capacious Greek Revival temples lined the street, as impressive and just as forbidding as ever.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • ...a hard-looking head sufficiently capacious,
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • It was just that I possessed small wit or patience for scientific abstractions, and this was something I think I deplored in myself as much as I envied the capacious and catholic range of Nathan’s mind.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Each horse bore at least one musket strapped to the saddle, and there was an abundance of pistols, dirks, and swords on view, plus whatever further armament might be concealed in the capacious saddlebags of the four packhorses.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • I have no one near me, gentle yet courageous, possessed of a cultivated as well as of a capacious mind, whose tastes are like my own, to approve or amend my plans.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • The table was comfortably laid—no silver in the service, of course—and at the side of his chair was a capacious dumb-waiter, with a variety of bottles and decanters on it, and four dishes of fruit for dessert.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • But if his eyes were broad as the lens of Herschel’s great telescope; and his ears capacious as the porches of cathedrals; would that make him any longer of sight, or sharper of hearing?
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • In the capacious belly of the ox were a dozen soft little sucking-pigs, which, sewn up there, served to give it tenderness and flavour.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • There comes an end to all things; the most capacious measure is filled at last; and this brief condescension to evil finally destroyed the balance of my soul.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • The midwife lifted her skirt and dug down into a capacious pocket made in her petticoat.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • He is perched on a large raw-boned hunter, half-covered by a capacious saddle.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • The box taken by Albert was in the first circle; although each of the three tiers of boxes is deemed equally aristocratic, and is, for this reason, generally styled the "nobility’s boxes," and although the box engaged for the two friends was sufficiently capacious to contain at least a dozen persons, it had cost less than would be paid at some of the French theatres for one admitting merely four occupants.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Judge Moore met Donaldson at the door and led him into his capacious office.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • She produced five shillings, the price asked, and slipped the phial in her capacious bosom.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • Meanwhile cans of gasoline were fetched from a dump close by, and emptied into the exceptionally capacious tanks.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • There is a capacious writing-table in the room on which is a pretty large accumulation of papers.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • And one of the nude nymphs had bound up her tresses into a knot; some of the others were pouring water from capacious urns.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • Little houses, bigger ones, scrolled and capacious porches, dark windows, leaves of trees already rich with May, homes of rooms which chambered sleep as honey is cherished, drifted past their slow walking and were left behind, and not a light in any home.
    James Agee  --  A Death in the Family
  • Many a former Pyncheon had found repose in its capacious arms: rosy children, after their sports; young men, dreamy with love; grown men, weary with cares; old men, burdened with winters,—they had mused, and slumbered, and departed to a yet profounder sleep.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • Tom’s imagination had not been rapid and capacious enough to include this question among the foreseen consequences, but it was no sooner put than he foresaw whither it tended, and that Maggie would not be considered the only culprit in the case.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • Mrs. Penniman was silent a little, and her smile beneath the shadow of her capacious bonnet, on the edge of which her black veil was arranged curtain-wise, fixed itself upon Morris’s face with a still more tender brilliancy.
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
  • At last the Ocean, that hospitable friend to the wretched, opened her capacious arms to receive him; and he instantly resolved to accept her kind invitation.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • The marks of the Vicar of Lockleigh were a big, athletic figure, a candid, natural countenance, a capacious appetite and a tendency to indiscriminate laughter.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • A flight of smooth double chins led down to the dizzy depths of a still-snowy bosom veiled in snowy muslins that were held in place by a miniature portrait of the late Mr. Mingott; and around and below, wave after wave of black silk surged away over the edges of a capacious armchair, with two tiny white hands poised like gulls on the surface of the billows.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • Slowly Mr. Heit restored the receiver to the hook and as slowly arose from the capacious walnut-hued chair in which he sat, stroking his heavy whiskers, while he eyed Earl New-comb, combination typist, record clerk, and what not.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • The widewinged nostrils, from which bristles of the same tawny hue projected, were of such capaciousness that within their cavernous obscurity the fieldlark might easily have lodged her nest.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • His hands clasped themselves over his capacious paunch, his eyes blinked, as if he would have liked to reply kindly to these blandishments (she was seductive but a little nervous) but could not, sunk as he was in a grey-green somnolence which embraced them all, without need of words, in a vast and benevolent lethargy of well-wishing; all the house; all the world; all the people in it, for he had slipped into his glass at lunch a few drops of something, which accounted, the children…
    Virginia Woolf  --  To the Lighthouse
  • Why should I cumber myself with regrets that the receiver is not capacious?
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • The extensive enclosure was irregular in form, having many capacious recesses.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  William Wilson
  • Or, he would recite or read poetry, for which he had a capacious and retentive memory.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • The room lay in a high turret of the castellated abbey, was pentagonal in shape, and of capacious size.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  Ligeia
  • The port capacious, and secure from wind, Is to the foot of thund’ring Aetna join’d.
    Virgil  --  The Aeneid
  • The boughs crackled, and the whole masses of leaves and green branches went down the capacious throats of these terrible monsters!
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
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