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Definition with excessive body fat
  • She also counsels her more corpulent patients on the advisability and techniques of losing weight.
corpulent = having excessive body fat
  • The headline read:  Appeals Court Says Corpulent Cop Can Keep Job
  • corpulent = fat
  • He sat lolling back in a great elbow-chair, being a heavy corpulent man...
    Defoe, Daniel  --  The Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe
  • I had expected that Mr. Gatsby would be a florid and corpulent person in his middle years.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • corpulent = excessively overweight
  • Then as the blue material of the parachute collapsed the corpulent figure would bow forward, sighing, and the flies settle once more.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • corpulent = excessively fat
  • But it is true that we have exchanged corpulence for starvation, and either one will kill us.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • corpulence = having excessive body fat
  • On the bed lay a mound of gray flesh, a corpulent man past middle age, dead.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • corpulent = excessive body fat
  • The nice thing was my Aunt Helen was never on a diet. And my Aunt Helen was "corpulent."
    Stephen Chbosky  --  The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • corpulent = excessively fat
  • To be fair, the French can be just as guilty of falling back on outdated stereotypes. They tend, for example, to view Germans as loud, corpulent, penny-pinching, beer-swilling summer-time beach invaders who turn bright pink as soon as the sun appears. (Come to think of it, that's how they describe the Brits, too.)
    Bruce Crumley  --  Time, "France Shrugs as a German Takes Over the Michelin Guide", 12/21/08
  • The wealthy used to be corpulent, while the poor starved.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • The landlord is a short and corpulent little man with a nose of cylindrical proportions, wiry hair, and a sporadic rosiness of visage.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • All his corpulence had fled.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • From their limited vantage, Max could now see only the smee's trembling corpulence and Mad'raast's cruel face leering above the merchant.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • Bishop Onderdonk lived at the head of six white steps,—corpulent, red-faced, and the author of several thrilling tracts on Apostolic Succession.
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk
  • A corpulent, red nosed wizard had actually taken out an ear trumpet.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • He began to cultivate his corpulence and general physical dilapidation.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • He was a corpulent man in suspenders.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Newman hardly knew what to say, though it seemed that to a duchess who joked about her corpulence one might say almost anything.
    Henry James  --  The American
  • 'Insubordination, sir!' roared a corpulent, red-nosed wizard, brandishing his fists.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • I knew his mother was dead; that, limping and corpulent, she had sunk into coffin and gone down to grave.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March

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