Sentence Examples


  • Ro, the right reading habitior, " more portly," has been preserved to us by Donatus, an ancient commentator on Terence (Eunuchus, 2.2.
  • Ben Jonson introduces Comus, in his masque entitled Pleasure reconciled to Virtue (1619), as the portly jovial patron of good cheer, "First father of sauce and deviser of jelly."
  • And as he waved his arms to impersonate the policeman, his portly form again shook with a deep ringing laugh, the laugh of one who always eats well and, in particular, drinks well.
  • Princess Kuragina, a portly imposing woman who had once been handsome, was sitting at the head of the table.
  • Anisya Fedorovna came in and leaned her portly person against the doorpost.

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