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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CAPACIOUS

If you thirst, we will cheerfully offer you the capacious goblet and the richest wines.

Why should I cumber myself with regrets that the receiver is not capacious?

The capacious lung, the thundering or the tender vocal chords.

The symbol of festivity should be capacious, as well as prime in quality.

He shook the capacious fluttering folds and handed it to its owner.

You have a more energetic, stirring, acquisitive, and capacious soul.

No tale was too gross or monstrous for his capacious swallow.

He fumbled in the capacious folds of his cloak for his papers.

It had been engulfed and disappeared in the Goodwins' capacious maw.

These passed into her mouth, and thence, of course, into her capacious stomach.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, "able to contain," from Latin capax (genitive capacis) "able to take in," from capere "to take" (see capable) + -ous. Meaning "able to hold much" is from 1630s. Related: Capaciously; capaciousness.

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