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I swear, security there is tighter than an airport—like obesity in America is somehow a terrorist plot, and the next big thing to go will be the nation’s elliptical machines—and the card features a tiny picture of me, a membership ID number, and my last name and initials: KINGSTON, S. E. Irma screws up her face.
Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  the state of being significantly overweight
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obesity obese
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  • I swear, security there is tighter than an airport—like obesity in America is somehow a terrorist plot, and the next big thing to go will be the nation’s elliptical machines—and the card features a tiny picture of me, a membership ID number, and my last name and initials: KINGSTON, S. E. Irma screws up her face.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • Morbidly obese with devotion!
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • Fred, our obese half-lab yard dog, crouching down with all his hair up and very many teeth showing, facing Hawk who has her neck feathers ruffled out and her beak down as they get ready for head-to-head battle.
    Gary Paulsen  --  Woodsong
  • Roger Trent was six-one and quickly eating himself to obese status.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day

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  • Great obese clouds.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • The Pennsylvanian Rosetans smoked heavily and many were struggling with obesity.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Our visitor bore every mark of being an average commonplace British tradesman, obese, pompous, and slow.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • By then she was an obese woman with a very pretty face, and she ruled her whole roost with an iron fist, including Uncle Isaac, her husband.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • His obesity, while disgusting, was not enough to incur the intense hate that we felt for him.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • One of the free fallers, an obese woman, maneuvered toward the window.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons

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  • The silhouette of the man in the middle was immediately recognizable—the obese Secretariat Vaticana, overlord of all legal matters within Vatican City.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • An obese long-haired black and white cat sprinted down the steps in front of us chasing a cat that looked like its clone.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • Though he wasn’t obese, his pants nipped at the waist, making him look as if he were three months pregnant, and I knew I wanted nothing to do with him.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • At seventy, he was an obese old man with retouched hair and a manner of scornful cynicism retouched by quotations from the yogis about the futility of all human endeavor.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • ’Aren’t you Chaplain Shipman?’ demanded the obese colonel.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • McCandless conveniently overlooked the fact that London himself had spent just a single winter in the North and that he’d died by his own hand on his California estate at the age of forty, a fatuous drunk, obese and pathetic, maintaining a sedentary existence that bore scant resemblance to the ideals he espoused in print.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Well, let’s see . Three of every five Americans are overweight; one of every five is obese.
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore’s Dilemma
  • An obese grey rat toddled along the side of the crypt, moving the pebbles.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Her skeleton was small and spare; perhaps that was why what would have been merely plumpness in another was obesity in her.
    William Faulkner  --  A Rose for Emily
  • The patch seems no more a Tipping Point in the fight against the smoking epidemic than SlimFast milkshakes are a Tipping Point in the fight against obesity.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • The prison administrator, an obese alcoholic who hated his job and took it out on the inmates, had just killed all the lights for the night.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • That part of his torso visible above the desk is shapeless, almost monstrous, with a soft and sedentary obesity.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • Every morning before I was out the main gate I had one last impression that was both ordinary and unforgettable: a pyramid of turtles; the iridescent snout of a mandrill; the stately silence of a giraffe; the obese, yellow open mouth of a hippo; the beak-and-claw climbing of a macaw parrot up a wire fence; the greeting claps of a shoebill’s bill; the senile, lecherous expression of a camel.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • In recent times his annoyance with the absurd obesity that prevented him from tying his shoes and his abusive satisfaction with all manner of appetites had began to sour his character.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Blacksmith is full of obese adults and children, baggy-pantsed, short-legged, waddling.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • He tends to meekness and obesity.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • He wonders if this is how it feels for an obese person to become thin, for a prisoner to walk free.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • Directly facing him was the box of old Mrs. Manson Mingott, whose monstrous obesity had long since made it impossible for her to attend the Opera, but who was always represented on fashionable nights by some of the younger members of the family.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • Mrs. Reed might be at that time some six or seven and thirty; she was a woman of robust frame, square-shouldered and strong-limbed, not tall, and, though stout, not obese: she had a somewhat large face, the under jaw being much developed and very solid; her brow was low, her chin large and prominent, mouth and nose sufficiently regular; under her light eyebrows glimmered an eye devoid of ruth; her skin was dark and opaque, her hair nearly flaxen; her constitution was sound as a bell —
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • The heshang was having an effect, but not the effect desired by the obese, tuxedoed man who approached him.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • In fact, let it be said, obese.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • Yet even as to him he was not without some latent misgiving, for withal he was an extremely goodnatured man, an enjoyer of his dinner, a sound sleeper, and inclined to obesity, a man who tho’ he would always maintain his manhood in battle might not prove altogether reliable in a moral dilemma involving aught of the tragic.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • I was not ugly or thin or obese or pimply.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • Nilda had continued to put on weight after the birth of the third Ramon and while Papi favored heavy women, he didn’t favor obesity and wasn’t inclined to go home.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • At the end of that time entered a hulking, obese Babu whose stockinged legs shook with fat, and Kim opened on him with a shower of wayside chaff.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • It was a large face set in a large head, above an obese body pressed against the wall of an end booth, next to a closed door.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • 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 proprietor, knowing that Miss Kenwigs had three sisters, each with two flaxen tails, and all good for sixpence apiece, once a month at least, promptly deserted an old gentleman whom he had just lathered for shaving, and handing him over to the journeyman, (who was not very popular among the ladies, by reason of his obesity and middle age,) waited on the young lady himself.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • An obese woman with a pinched face had been shot in the throat.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • She was large but not obese, and crying had turned her face the color of raw chicken.
    ZZ Packer  --  Drinking Coffee Elsewhere
  • Table scraps were a recipe for canine obesity.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • He was soft and obese, subject to twitches and trembles, incoherent as often as not.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Clash of Kings
  • If your parents are obese, work hard to exercise and eat right so you don’t follow in their footsteps.
    Gaby Rodriguez  --  The Pregnancy Project
  • In other cases (such as the rise of franchising and the spread of obesity) fast food has played a more central role.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • But nothing matched the bufriedo, a dish created by Maureen, the amazingly (and understandably) obese Culver Creek cook.
    John Green  --  Looking for Alaska
  • Felicia had only one job for the Bon Temps International Escort Agency, with an obese, freckled rancher from Oklahoma, who wore mismatched snakeskin boots.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • Lila and I had discovered porn magazines in his room, fetish publications like Jugs, and one that featured only nude obese women.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • Ay, let me see the heart—it will at once determine the character of the animal—certes this is not the cor—ay, sure enough it is—the animal must be of the order belluae, from its obese habits!
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • But not long after a group of obese ’hunters’ had stepped from the trees and begun to sing, Alessandro noticed that the white objects had begun to glide down from the highest balconies.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • He’d been aware of it, perhaps, as a young man, newly married, standing between the high iron gates of Stony Hill Farm and looking up past the shaded lawn at the porch where his father sat, grossly obese, white-haired, calmly blind, surveying the universe inside his skull.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
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