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voluminous

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Definition large in volume
  • The man in black shook the voluminous arm of his robe.
    Stephen King  --  The Gunslinger
  • His pants flowed voluminous and stripy down to a two-strap shoe.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • A leather strip encircled her brow, restraining her voluminous black hair, which tumbled behind her shoulders in a lustrous cascade.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • Her luggage was there and was not voluminous; Mrs. Touchett sat down a moment with her eyes upon it.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 2
  • From somewhere in the voluminous folds of his white overblouse, Daddy had produced a wooden kitchen match.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • Beyond, in the main kitchen, the heavyset black woman in the voluminous muumuu was waiting for him.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • "Just getting something," I say, trying to hide the bucket behind my voluminous skirt.
    Meg Cabot  --  Queen of Babble
  • It took an enormous effort for her to set her voluminous, gelatinous body in motion.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
  • The Spaniard turning his back, with his voluminous coat-tails sailing, and his feet off the ground, floating bird-like up into the pin-point distance.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • The question hung fire for some years, the subject of voluminous correspondence.
    Willa Cather  --  Death Comes for the Archbishop
  • She was majestically tall and all but enshrined by a voluminous mane of golden blond hair.
    Anne Rice  --  Interview with the Vampire
  • Opposite the spot to which he had brought her was such a general confluence, and the river was proportionately voluminous and deep.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d'Urbervilles
  • It borrowed its splendor chiefly from the shining shoulders and profuse jewels of the women, and from the voluminous elegance of their dresses.
    Henry James  --  The American
  • In these voluminous notes Toll suggested another scheme, totally different from Armfeldt's or Pfuel's plan of campaign.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • A fragrant favorite involved saving up intestinal gas, explosively voluminous thanks to chronic dysentery, prior to tenko.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • His coat was of light-weight cloth with voluminous revers, a long swallow-tail and large steel buttons.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • She took a brisk but voluminous drag on her cigarette.
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey
  • She looked at me on the pole and in a voluminous voice—powerful, masculine, and incredibly loud—she bellowed, "What'ch you doin' up on that pole, man?"
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • From their height, the city appeared as a series of gaps in the voluminous canopy, islands of calm in a restless ocean.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • The first thing she pulls out is a voluminous shawl.
    William Gibson  --  The Miracle Worker

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