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The obese individual jarred against him and fell to the ground.

Obese -us: unnaturally distended: usually applied to the abdomen.

As if you did not drive me crazy, you obese, misshapen wine skin!

Gad, how happy he would be to stab a rapier through any one of these obese swine!

By this time Ilia Ivanovitch was beginning to become bald and obese.

An omnibus journey is, by the obese, regarded as so much exercise.

He seized his obese bulk by the waist and lifted him high above his head.

It is important that the bowels of obese patients be kept freely open.

B, allowing for a slight rise in the ground, walks on an obese tabloid.

"He is becoming old and obese," murmured the less respectful of the demons.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, back-formation from obesity and in part from Latin obesus "fat, stout, plump," past participle of obedere "that has eaten itself fat" (see obesity). According to OED, "Rare before 19th c." Related: Obeseness. Latin obesus was translated in Old English as oferfæt "overfat."

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