portly

[ pawrt-lee, pohrt- ]SEE DEFINITION OF portly
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A portly burgher was he, friendly of tongue and free of purse.

The consciousness of acres had passed away from his portly presence.

I dug my heels into the mule's belly and pushed on, the portly cleric at my side.

A matronly woman, of portly dimensions, met them in the hallway.

He went up to Mr. Gilbert, a portly man in the back part of the store.

He was a fine, tall, portly man, with a lion-like mien and a powerful voice.

Two portly volumes are out, and are p. 265approved of by Scholars, I believe.

The father was as bluff and portly and irascible as she was patient and gentle.

"You play, of course, Mrs. Edson," said a portly man with a benevolent countenance.

He was a portly man of about fifty, with red cheeks and black hair.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "stately, dignified," from port (n.3) "bearing, carriage" + -ly (1). Meaning "stout" is first recorded 1590s.

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