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  • The skin around his jaw was dry and corpulent, filled with lumps of hard fat, like cold butter gone rancid.†   (source)
  • I have no doubt that this is one Bikura who will tend toward corpulence in coming years, swelling and ripening like some obscene E coli cell in a petri dish.†   (source)
  • He had shot up so fast that in a short time the clothing left behind by his brother no longer fit him and he began to wear his father's, but Visitacion had to sew pleats in the shirt and darts in the pants, because Aureliano had not sequined the corpulence of the others.†   (source)
  • The wealthy used to be corpulent, while the poor starved.†   (source)
  • From their limited vantage, Max could now see only the smee's trembling corpulence and Mad'raast's cruel face leering above the merchant.†   (source)
  • Maybe, as her lawyers said, she had killed them because she was so deeply depressed, because she had been sexually abused by her own stepfather, a corpulent leading Republican and devoutly religious man named Bev Russell, then used by every man she had ever gone to, searching for love.†   (source)
  • Heath, a much younger man, was a fifth-generation Roxbury farmer, age thirty-eight, who would affably describe himself in a memoir as "of middling stature, light complexion, very corpulent, and bald-headed."†   (source)
  • Aarfy was tapping the bowl of his pipe against his palm leisurely as he paced back and forth in corpulent self-approval, obviously delighted by the stir he was causing.†   (source)
  • The city is like a corpulent man trying to fit himself into the jerkin he wore as a boy.†   (source)
  • The ostentatious corpulence of the well-to-do, the huge gold cross he saw hanging from the neck of a priest — "God knows how many people are dying in Congo in a bloody war for diamonds, for gold."†   (source)
  • A few adventurous members of the gentler sex took to wearing ridiculous "windshield hats," watermelon-sized fabric balloons, equipped with little glass windows, that fit over the entire head, leaving ample room for corpulent Victorian coiffures.†   (source)
  • Of the eight musicians, six were remarkably corpulent, and they had all walked up the mountain not long before.†   (source)
  • There were corpulent gray clouds loitering about from a passed storm, their underbellies outlined in flaming reddish-pink.†   (source)
  • She was smaller and trimmer than her corpulent sibling, but far more stubborn and determined.†   (source)
  • —as we walked along the boardwalk toward the beach amid a pushing and shoving freak show of angular, corpulent, lovely, mottled and undulant human flesh.†   (source)
  • They drew rein at the gate, for Hawkana himself stood outside the walls, simply dressed, fashionably corpulent and smiling, waiting to personally conduct the white mare within.†   (source)
  • A corpulent, red nosed wizard had actually taken out an ear trumpet.†   (source)
  • But I just have never heard anyone use the words "corpulent" and "jaundice" ever in my life.†   (source)
  • 'Come on, Washington,' the corpulent colonel broke in irascibly.†   (source)
  • 'Blatant corruption!' roared the portrait of the corpulent, red-nosed wizard on the wall behind Dumbledore's desk.†   (source)
  • He also said that I should use the vocabulary words that I learn in class like "corpulent" and "jaundice."†   (source)
  • 'I hope this means,' said the corpulent, red-nosed wizard who hung on the wall behind the Headmaster's desk, 'that Dumbledore will soon be back among us?'†   (source)
  • "You have attacked my king, murdered his vassals, and destroyed our embassy," the ambassador seethed, heaving his body forward so that its bulk flattened against the runeglass in a white, corpulent smear.†   (source)
  • So intense was their concentration, the corpulent grimstborith, Freowin, had set aside his carving of a raven and folded his hands on top of his ample belly, appearing for all the world like one of the dwarves' statues.†   (source)
  • He was corpulent and bull-necked, with a golden beard and a liberty cap that he wore when he went out at night, and all he needed was a string of bells to look like St. Nicholas.†   (source)
  • George III was to turn forty-seven on June 4, which made him two years younger than Adams, and though taller, he had a comparable "inclination to corpulence."†   (source)
  • Transito Ariza altered the clothing and made it smaller for her son, who was less corpulent than his father and much shorter than the German, and she bought him woolen socks and long underwear so that he would have everything he needed to resist the rigors of the mountain wastelands.†   (source)
  • With his hoarse baritone voice, which carried throughout the room, although it seemed no louder than a whisper, the corpulent dwarf said, "You have shamed our race, Vermund.†   (source)
  • The first thing Alessandro saw in Munich was a corpulent beggar, in a restaurant near the station, moving among diners for whom he made silhouette portraits in bread.†   (source)
  • Continuing on to the next spellcaster-a corpulent man with rings on his thumbs-Eragon, Saphira, and Arya repeated the process they had used on the first magician: alternating blows until they succeeded in wearing down his wards.†   (source)
  • As opposed to what his corpulence might suggest, Lotario Thugut had the rosebud genitals of a cherub, but this must have been a fortunate defect, because the most tarnished birds argued over who would have the chance to go to bed with him, and then they shrieked as if their throats were being cut, shaking the buttresses of the palace and making its ghosts tremble in fear.†   (source)
  • Boy, we used to have fun in that fraternity house,' he recalled peacefully, his corpulent cheeks aglow with the jovial, rubicund warmth of nostalgic recollection.†   (source)
  • effect; to Thordris, grimstborith of Durgrimst Nagra, of whom he could see little but her wavy auburn hair, which fell past her shoulders and lay coiled on the floor in a braid twice as long as she was tall; to the back of Orik's head as he slouched to one side in his chair; to Freowin, grimstborith of Durgrimst Gedthrall, an immensely corpulent dwarf who kept his eyes fixed upon the block of wood he was busy carving into the likeness of a hunched raven; and then to Hreidamar, grimstborith of Durgrimst Urzhad, who, in contrast with Freowin, was fit and compact, with corded forearms, and who wore a mail hauberk and helm to every gathering; and finally to Íorunn, she of the nut-brown ski†   (source)
  • Her stratagem—fastening the newspaper-wrapped package to her body beneath her dress in a way that would make her appear corpulently pregnant—was shopworn enough by now almost to call attention to itself rather than work as a ruse; she had tried it anyway, urged on by the farm woman who had sold her the precious meat.†   (source)
  • There stood old Goethe, short and very erect, and on his classic breast, sure enough, was the corpulent star of some Order.†   (source)
  • I knew his mother was dead; that, limping and corpulent, she had sunk into coffin and gone down to grave.†   (source)
  • He was middle-aged, short and corpulent, with a black beard and dark, greasy hair.†   (source)
  • It was accepted like one boy's red hair and another's unreasonable corpulence.†   (source)
  • One could see that by the time he was thirty he would be corpulent.†   (source)
  • He was a man of about five and thirty, short, stout even to corpulence, and clean shaven.†   (source)
  • Since Prince Andrew had last seen him Kutuzov had grown still more corpulent, flaccid, and fat.†   (source)
  • All his corpulence had fled.†   (source)
  • They never came back to see their mother, and the latter being, like many persons of active mind and dominating will, sedentary and corpulent in her habit, had philosophically remained at home.†   (source)
  • Bishop Onderdonk lived at the head of six white steps,—corpulent, red-faced, and the author of several thrilling tracts on Apostolic Succession.†   (source)
  • The landlord is a short and corpulent little man with a nose of cylindrical proportions, wiry hair, and a sporadic rosiness of visage.†   (source)
  • Margaret weakly admitted the claim, and another claim was at once set up by Helen, who declared that she had been the millionaire's housemaid for over forty years, overfed and underpaid; was nothing to be done for her, so corpulent and poor?†   (source)
  • For the rest, he was fifty or thereabouts, a little inclined to corpulence, a prepossessing face, unwhiskered, and of an agreeable color—a rather full face, humanely intelligent in expression.†   (source)
  • He was a man of middle height and of a corpulent figure; he had sandy hair, worn very short and now growing gray, and a small bristly moustache.†   (source)
  • Mrs. Bergson was a fair-skinned, corpulent woman, heavy and placid like her son, Oscar, but there was something comfortable about her; perhaps it was her own love of comfort.†   (source)
  • He was a large and corpulent individual, surfeited with good clothes and good eating, who judged women as another would horseflesh.†   (source)
  • There were many Jews, stout ladies in tight satin dresses and diamonds, little corpulent men with a gesticulative manner.†   (source)
  • He had been rather corpulent, but now he had a dried-up, yellow look: the skin of his neck was loose and winkled; his clothes hung about him as though they had been bought for someone else; and his collar, three or four sizes too large, added to the slatternliness of his appearance.†   (source)
  • From force of habit, though the small studio with the stove lit was very hot, he kept on his great-coat, with the collar turned up, and his bowler hat: he looked with satisfaction on the four large fiaschi of Chianti which stood in front of him in a row, two on each side of a bottle of whiskey; he said it reminded him of a slim fair Circassian guarded by four corpulent eunuchs.†   (source)
  • It was the family joke that she would be as fat as an aunt of Mrs. Athelny, called Aunt Elizabeth, whom the children had never seen but regarded as the type of obscene corpulence.†   (source)
  • He was a man of somewhat less than average height, inclined to corpulence, with his hair, worn long, arranged over the scalp so as to conceal his baldness.†   (source)
  • He was fond of inviting them to tea; and, though vowing they never got a look in with him at the cakes and muffins, for it was the fashion to believe that his corpulence pointed to a voracious appetite, and his voracious appetite to tapeworms, they accepted his invitations with real pleasure.†   (source)
  • His mantle and hood were of the best Flanders cloth, and fell in ample, and not ungraceful folds, around a handsome, though somewhat corpulent person.†   (source)
  • He was not only a very handsome old gentleman—upright and stalwart as he had been described to us— with a massive grey head, a fine composure of face when silent, a figure that might have become corpulent but for his being so continually in earnest that he gave it no rest, and a chin that might have subsided into a double chin but for the vehement emphasis in which it was constantly required to assist; but he was such a true gentleman in his manner, so chivalrously polite, his face was lighted by a smile of so much sweetness and tenderness, and i†   (source)
  • She was a big woman, in stature almost equalling her husband, and corpulent besides: she showed virile force in the contest — more than once she almost throttled him, athletic as he was.†   (source)
  • Her face glowed with fire-heat, and, it being a pretty warm morning, she bubbled and hissed, as it were, as if all a-fry with chimney-warmth, and summer-warmth, and the warmth of her own corpulent velocity.†   (source)
  • It is more needful that I should have a fibre of sympathy connecting me with that vulgar citizen who weighs out my sugar in a vilely assorted cravat and waistcoat, than with the handsomest rascal in red scarf and green feathers—more needful that my heart should swell with loving admiration at some trait of gentle goodness in the faulty people who sit at the same hearth with me, or in the clergyman of my own parish, who is perhaps rather too corpulent and in other respects is not an Oberlin or a Tillotson, than at the deeds of heroes whom I shall never know except by hearsay, or at the sublimest abstract of all clerical graces that was ever conceived by an able novelist.†   (source)
  • 'For a coffin first, and a porochial funeral afterwards,' replied Mr. Bumble, fastening the strap of the leathern pocket-book: which, like himself, was very corpulent.†   (source)
  • Though the doctors warned him that with his corpulence wine was dangerous for him, he drank a great deal.†   (source)
  • But the springs of the right side having at length given way beneath the weight of his corpulence, it happened that the carriage as it rolled along leaned over a little, and on the other cushion near him could be seen a large box covered in red sheep-leather, whose three brass clasps shone grandly.†   (source)
  • Newman hardly knew what to say, though it seemed that to a duchess who joked about her corpulence one might say almost anything.†   (source)
  • One corpulent slow boy, with a wheezy manner of breathing, ventured the answer, Because he wouldn't paper a room at all, but would paint it.†   (source)
  • Madame Magloire was a little, fat, white old woman, corpulent and bustling; always out of breath,—in the first place, because of her activity, and in the next, because of her asthma.†   (source)
  • The huge corpulence of that Hogarthian monster undulates on the surface, scarcely drawing one inch of water.†   (source)
  • Fourth: Stealing unawares upon the whale in the fancied security of the middle of solitary seas, you find him unbent from the vast corpulence of his dignity, and kitten-like, he plays on the ocean as if it were a hearth.†   (source)
  • He was corpulent and rosy, and though his countenance, which was ornamented with a beautiful flaxen beard, carefully divided in the middle and brushed outward at the sides, was not remarkable for intensity of expression, he looked like a person who would willingly shake hands with any one.†   (source)
  • His whole short corpulent figure with broad thick shoulders, and chest and stomach involuntarily protruding, had that imposing and stately appearance one sees in men of forty who live in comfort.†   (source)
  • He had been referring to his corpulency and the good dinner he had just eaten: the parishioners had not much relished his humour.†   (source)
  • There was a certain richness in his complexion, which I had been long accustomed, under Peggotty's tuition, to connect with port wine; and I fancied it was in his voice too, and referred his growing corpulency to the same cause.†   (source)
  • remark (or should it be called an interruption?) that an omnivorous being which can masticate, deglute, digest and apparently pass through the ordinary channel with pluterperfect imperturbability such multifarious aliments as cancrenous females emaciated by parturition, corpulent professional gentlemen, not to speak of jaundiced politicians and chlorotic nuns, might possibly find gastric relief in an innocent collation of staggering bob, reveals as nought else could and in a very unsavoury light the tendency above alluded to.†   (source)
  • Do the corpulent sleepers sleep?†   (source)
  • A goodly portly man, i'faith, and a corpulent; of a cheerful look, a pleasing eye, and a most noble carriage; and, as I think, his age some fifty, or, by'r Lady, inclining to threescore; and now I remember me, his name is Falstaff: if that man should be lewdly given, he deceiveth me; for, Harry, I see virtue in his looks.†   (source)
  • At once came forth whatever creeps the ground,
    Insect or worm: those waved their limber fans
    For wings, and smallest lineaments exact
    In all the liveries decked of summer's pride
    With spots of gold and purple, azure and green:
    These, as a line, their long dimension drew,
    Streaking the ground with sinuous trace; not all
    Minims of nature; some of serpent-kind,
    Wonderous in length and corpulence, involved
    Their snaky folds, and added wings.†   (source)
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