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  • She is short and rotund with a personality that lights the room.
  • They were so fat their legs seemed dwarfed, and their woolly gray coats of puppy hair made them look even more rotund.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • They do the job," said one of the Helpers, a short rotund man who looked rather like a bullfrog and sounded even more like one.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • Though he was somewhat rotund, hard muscle lay in the arm beneath her hand.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass

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  • He was about five-nine and rotund, with sunburned skin.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • He had grown swollen around the face and porkishly rotund in the midriff, and she noticed that those perfect fingers which, describing their gentle arabesques, had so mysteriously aroused her six years before seemed like rubbery little wurstlike stubs as he adjusted upon his head the gray Homburg that Scheffler obsequiously handed him.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • When I opened the door, I was shocked to see not a messenger, but the rotund figure of Mr. Goldbuttons.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Chains
  • As people stepped respectfully out of his way, I could see the rotund form of Arthur Duncan on the floor, limbs flailing convulsively, batting away the helpful hands of would-be assistants.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Sunlight slanted in from the left, casting a shadow on half of his rotund face.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • Peter Van Houten wore a white linen suit, tailored to account for his rotundity, a powder-blue dress shirt, and a green tie.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars

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  • Then there was a rotund, old woman that Nana called Bibi jo, whose late husband had been a stone carver and friends with Nana’s father.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • Teabing laughed heartily, patting his rotund belly.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • A short, rotund woman with cropped and curled hair, beautifully clear, dark skin, and a radiant smile walked out.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • ’You pompous, rotund, neighborly, vacuous, complacent…’ Aarfy was unperturbed.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • —the way The moon is made, and if men breathe and live In its rotund cucurbita?
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • Flames writhed inside a fireplace, before which sat a rotund woman in a wicker rocking chair-the town healer, Gertrude.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • Junior was a rotund little man with a cherubic face, who was as smart as a whip and liked all over the town.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • Squeezing his rotundity past the obstructing passengers he entered the compartment, Poirot close behind him.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • There was, moreover, a boldness and rotundity of speech among these matrons, as most of them seemed to be, that would startle us at the present day, whether in respect to its purport or its volume of tone.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • In shape, he differs in some degree from the Huzza Porpoise, being of a less rotund and jolly girth; indeed, he is of quite a neat and gentleman-like figure.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • His questioners now were not ruffians in black uniforms but Party intellectuals, little rotund men with quick movements and flashing spectacles, who worked on him in relays over periods which lasted — he thought, he could not be sure — ten or twelve hours at a stretch.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • He had just finished dressing for his ride, and wore a blue uniform, opening in front over a white waistcoat so long that it covered his rotund stomach, white leather breeches tightly fitting the fat thighs of his short legs, and Hessian boots.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • But his figure fell into rotundity at the waist, his hair was scant and grey and his face, when the waves of expression had passed over it, had a ravaged look.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • Then, in a flash, I perceived that all had the same form of costume, the same soft hairless visage, and the same girlish rotundity of limb.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine
  • Seated cross-legged on a brocade pillow, wrapped in burgundy robes, was a short, rotund man with a shiny pate.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • And thou, all-shaking thunder, Strike flat the thick rotundity o’ the world!
    William Shakespeare  --  King Lear
  • Eragon positioned himself alongside the trunk so that the rotund galls of the tree’s congealed blood bulged out in silhouette and were framed by a cluster of shiny new needles.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • The Turk’s rotund body was now resting at the bottom of the Sea of Marmara, feeding the blue manna crabs that migrated in through the Bosporus Strait.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Sprawling in the foreground of the picture was a swarthy warrior in a helmet, specially conspicuous for his rotund contours.
    Ivan Turgenev  --  Fathers and Sons
  • He was not quite as rotund as the Slughorn Harry knew, though the golden buttons on his richly embroidered waistcoat were taking a fair amount of strain.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • He said you looked a little rotund.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
  • Further, the culinary wizard of such a place as the Overlook, which advertised in the resort section of the New York Sunday Times, should be small, rotund, and pasty-faced (rather like the Pillsbury Dough-Boy); he should have a thin pencilline mustache like a forties musical comedy star, dark eyes, a French accent, and a detestable personality.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • Mr. Pitt, overweighted with cares of state, was finding brief relaxation in to-night’s musical treat; the Prince of Wales, jovial, rotund, somewhat coarse and commonplace in appearance, moved about from box to box, spending brief quarters of an hour with those of his more intimate friends.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • To the level eye of humanity it stood as an indistinct mass behind a dense stockade of limes and chestnuts, set in the midst of miles of rotund down and concave field.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • Behind the city swept the rotund upland of St Catherine’s Hill; further off, landscape beyond landscape, till the horizon was lost in the radiance of the sun hanging above it.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • Bethell was a jovial, rotund man and when I first met him, I teased him about his stoutness.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • It was at five in the afternoon and the place was crowded with merchants, actors, managers, politicians, a goodly company of rotund, rosy figures, silk-hatted, starchy-bosomed, beringed and bescarfpinned to the queen’s taste.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • She was exotic in an astrachan cap and a short beaver coat; she slid on the ice and shouted, and he panted after her, rotund with laughter….
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • The greatest manufacturer is but a busier Sam Clark, and all the rotund senators and presidents are village lawyers and bankers grown nine feet tall.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • "I certainly don’t think that hotels are any place for boys," chirped up the wife of his bosom—a large and rotund person, who by this time was busily employed inspecting an adjoining room.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • As the girl drew nearer to it, she gave without Jude perceiving it, an adroit little suck to the interior of each of her cheeks in succession, by which curious and original manoeuvre she brought as by magic upon its smooth and rotund surface a perfect dimple, which she was able to retain there as long as she continued to smile.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • Natty, precise, well-brushed, conscious of being rather small amongst the long English, the lank Americans, the rotund Germans, and the obese Russian Jewesses, I should stand there, tapping a cigarette on the outside of my case, surveying for a moment the world in the sunlight.
    Ford Madox Ford  --  The Good Soldier
  • The beauty her features might have lacked in form was amply made up for by perfection of hue, which at this winter-time was the softened ruddiness on a surface of high rotundity that we meet with in a Terburg or a Gerard Douw; and, like the presentations of those great colourists, it was a face which kept well back from the boundary between comeliness and the ideal.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • "The Lady Meera of House Reed," the rotund guardsman bellowed over the clamor.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Clash of Kings
  • The round-headed clouds never dwindled as they bowled along, but kept every atom of their rotundity.
    Virginia Woolf  --  The Waves
  • He spoke with rotund delivery.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • She was a short, gray-haired, rotund woman of weary carriage and a dignity appropriate to her remarkable birth.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • They drank to rotundity.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • A senior Weekday Warrior named Holly Moser sketched nude self-portraits in charcoal pencil, portraying her rotund form in all its girth.
    John Green  --  Looking for Alaska
  • M. de la Rochefidele, whose old age was rosy and rotund, spoke very neatly and clearly, almost as prettily, Newman thought, as M. Nioche.
    Henry James  --  The American
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