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Among the passengers was a stout, good-looking man, a New York merchant.

Bates was a stout sailor, rough in appearance, but with a warm and kindly heart.

Where she had been stout thirteen years before, she was now frankly fat.

All the enemy's vessels had regular quarters, and the ships were stout craft.

As this was a stout rope, something must part, before we could be washed away.

She did not expect to see a stout, middle-aged man, but a slim youth.

Then spread it thick and even on a stout piece of smooth board.

James Warren was a stout, thick-set man, about forty years of age.

The stout lady's husband was awaiting her; he handed her, in silence, a telegram.

"Truly, he is not so old nor so stout as thou art," said Robin.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "proud, valiant, strong," from Old French estout "brave, fierce, proud," earlier estolt "strong," from West Germanic *stult- "proud, stately" (cf. Middle Low German stolt "stately, proud," German stolz "proud, haughty, arrogant, stately"), from PIE root *stel- "to put, stand" (see stall (n.1)). Meaning "strong in body, powerfully built" is attested from late 14c., but has been displaced by the (often euphemistic) meaning "thick-bodied, fat and large," which is first recorded 1804. Original sense preserved in stout-hearted (1550s).

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