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He was a big man, and looked bigger than he was; good-looking too; ruddy, portly, well-dressed and formal.
FIFTY YEARS OF RAILWAY LIFE IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELANDJOSEPH TATLOW
In appearance he was tall and portly, and his bearing, carriage and presence were gentlemanly and refined.
FIFTY YEARS OF RAILWAY LIFE IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELANDJOSEPH TATLOW
A portly woman, whom Isabel knew to be the mother of a brood, was far more anxious to please.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
Madame Valmonde bent her portly figure over Desiree and kissed her, holding her an instant tenderly in her arms.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
As he was old and portly, and I young and spare, this disguise had cost me no little thought and labor.
THE STAIRCASE AT THE HEARTS DELIGHTANNA KATHARINE GREEN (MRS. CHARLES ROHLFS)
"You have told me that before," roared the portly gentleman, waxing almost apoplectic.
THE OUTDOOR GIRLS IN THE SADDLELAURA LEE HOPE
For portly 130 D prided himself, and perhaps with some justice, on his intimate knowledge of the ways of women.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME II (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
He was a portly man, wore a three-cocked hat, and an old scarlet cloak, which had served the same purpose time out of mind.
TRAVELS THROUGH THE SOUTH OF FRANCE AND THE INTERIOR OF PROVINCES OF PROVENCE AND LANGUEDOC IN THE YEARS 1807 AND 1808LT-COL. PINKNEY
A portly woman with a kind face appeared at the door of the red brick house and came to the gate.
THE TRAIL OF THE LONESOME PINEJOHN FOX, JR.
"The front door looks like the Judge," people used to say, laughing as they said it, for he was portly and the door was wide.
THE STORY OF THE BIG FRONT DOORMARY FINLEY LEONARD
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO PORTLY

  • big
  • bulky
  • burly
  • corpulent
  • fat
  • fleshy
  • heavy
  • obese
  • plenitudinous
  • plump
  • porcine
  • portly
  • rotund
  • substantial
  • thick-bodied
  • tubby
  • upholstered
  • weighty
  • zaftig
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