corpulence

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He was a short, thick-set, bow-legged man, inclining to corpulence.

He was a man of about sixty, short and thick-set in appearance with a tendency to corpulence.

Foker gave these details to the doctor, who did not curse his corpulence the less for that.

Tune the pipes to the tragedy of tallow, the bane of bulk, the calamity of corpulence.

This object was a man of forty or so, inclined to corpulence, and untidy.

His corpulence had been the theme of many an article in the journals of the Union.

He was celebrated for his wit, his epigrams and his corpulence.

What I admired was the corpulence and robust health of our nurse.

He was a man of fifty-five, six feet in height and inclined to corpulence.

"The corpulence is essential, dear Mrs. Potiphar," said Mr. Cheese.

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c. "body size" (either large or small, with adjective), from Old French corpulence (14c.) "corpulence; physical size, build," from Latin corpulentia "grossness of body," noun of quality from corpulentus (see corpulent). Restriction to "bulkiness, obesity" began late 16c. Related: Corpulency.

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nounoverweight, adipose tissue
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