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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PORTLINESS

Considering their enormous appetites, their portliness seems only natural.

And Tommy Chadwick stood in all his portliness on the platform.

The personage was also of a portliness, and the collision had knocked the wind out of him.

Mr. Newsome was tall and broad and well on the way to portliness.

Suddenly he laid his hat back, and drew up his form into as near a semblance of dignity as its portliness would allow.

The assent had been arduous for a gentleman inclined to portliness and with wind impaired by tobacco.

He was a large man, tall, with broad shoulders and somewhat inclined to portliness.

His height is about five feet ten inches; his figure very well made and slightly inclining to portliness.

He was then thirty-one years of age, and of a compact, well-built figure, inclining to portliness.

The other, solid almost to portliness, was suggestive of fixity—of self-dependence, and unsusceptibility to outside influences.

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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.