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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PUFFINESS

There is no puffiness beneath the eyes, no polyuria, and no nycturia as a rule.

It was the man I had seen in the woodswith the puffiness gone from his face.

There is puffiness of the under eyelids, which is more pronounced in the morning on arising.

And we are hard-headed Yankees at our bargainings; many a puffed-up celebrity loses his puffiness at our doors!

But her husband is awfully gentle with her; She is certainly not pretty and especially the puffiness under her eyes is horrid.

Yes, I agreed, but looking at the puffiness in his face, I thought this was coming it a bit strong.

Perhaps he noted a puffiness about O'Iwa's face, remembered a repulsion toward marital usages.

From head to foot a sudden warm sense of satisfaction glowed through him, a throb of pride, a puffiness of the chest.

The hocks should be prominent, clearly defined, and free from all puffiness or swelling.

The puffiness that had been in the back of his neck extended entirely around his throat.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, of wind, "gusty," from puff + -y (2). Of other things, "swollen," from 1660s. Earliest attested use is figurative, "bombastic" (1590s). Related: Puffily; puffiness.

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