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Winkleman puffed out his chest and protruded his great beard.

He will not be puffed up by success, or unduly depressed by failure.

He lay back in the chair and puffed smoke above his head for a while.

Anyone else would have died of it; he merely strutted about and puffed out his chest.

The other men eyed him with a brooding jealousy as they puffed on their pipes.

He was quite hot about it, and puffed furiously at his cigar for some minutes.

The women had their green aprons, puffed sleeves, and ten short petticoats.

"We've got the answer," puffed Captain Obed, who was out of breath.

He had news of importance to communicate and was puffed up in consequence.

Reluctantly the boy obeyed, and puffed with feverish energy.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, perhaps Old English, puf, puffe "short, quick blast; act of puffing," from puff (v.). Meaning "type of light pastry" is recorded from late 14c.; that of "small pad for applying powder to skin or hair" is from 1650s. Figurative sense of "flattery, inflated praise" is first recorded 1732. Derogatory use for "homosexual male" is recorded by 1902.

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