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capacious
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Definition large in capacity
  • She carries a capacious bag.
capacious = large in capacity
  • 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
  • ...in this deep and capacious spring ... this great gold and emerald fish swims.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • capacious = large in capacity
  • put his hand in his breast pocket, and drew out from its capacious depths a number of silver coins.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • capacious = large in capacity
  • ...he erected the capacious and very elegant meeting-house that stands in Arch-street.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • capacious = large in capacity
  • His capacious waistcoat was suggestive of a large heart underneath.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • capacious = large in capacity
  • My wife was charmed; and gathering a great quantity in three capacious bags, we resumed our journey.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • capacious = large in capacity
  • adjusted his capacious waistcoat
    Charles Dickens  --  A Christmas Carol
  • capacious = large in capacity
  • No tale was too gross or monstrous for his capacious swallow.
    Washington Irving  --  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • capacious = large
  • ...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
  • capacious = large in capacity
  • Glancing around the helicopter's capacious interior, I tried to fix the names of my teammates in my memory.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • capacious = large in capacity
  • 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
  • capacious = large in capacity
  • ...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
  • capacious = large in capacity
  • "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
  • capacious = large in capacity
  • 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
  • capacious = large in capacity
  • 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
  • capacious = large in capacity
  • And he will open the door to us because he is capacious of heart.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • The list continued on with these words: ... Capacious ...
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • Just like Dr. Meescham had said: capacious.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses

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