BURLY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of BURLY
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
burly
 a.  husky; muscular and heavily built
Classic Sentence: (18 in 2 pages)
1  The "burly Negro" was promptly lynched without investigation or examination of inconsistant stories.
Southern Horrors By Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Get Context   In VII
2  Upon both sides of this wheel there was a narrow space, into which came the hogs at the end of their journey; in the midst of them stood a great burly Negro, bare-armed and bare-chested.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 3
3  They seemed, for the most part, to be very burly men.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 12
4  On they came, and in a moment the burly form of Tom appeared in sight, almost at the verge of the chasm.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
5  George looked over the rocks, and saw them trying to lift the burly form of Tom into the saddle.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
6  So spoke the burly Priest, assuming, on his part, high defiance.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII.
7  Sitting down and throwing back his outer coat, the man displayed the burly frame of Sikes.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVII
8  The words were hardly out of his mouth before a man appeared at the door of the room, a very fat and burly man, with a heavy stick in his hand.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE COPPER BEECHES
9  In person he was a thick-set, burly man with a shock of grizzled hair, a brown, weather-beaten face, and blue eyes which were keen to the verge of fierceness.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. The Adventure of The "Gloria Scott"
10  A burly Sussex policeman and I had found it no light job.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VI. The Adventure of The Musgrave Ritual
11  A burly policeman sweated behind him and seemed at every moment about to act.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 5
12  You know I am no light weight, and the others were both burly men.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
13  The swing of his burly body made his friend execute a few light skips from the path to the roadway and back again.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In TWO GALLANTS
14  He was a burly man of an exceedingly dark complexion, with an exceedingly large head, and a corresponding large hand.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XI
15  He was dressed in a legal-looking suit of black, and loomed, burly and large, in that small office.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 39. WICKFIELD AND HEEP
Example Sentence:
1  That was 25 years ago, but I still recall the burly driver eying me in the rear-view mirror as we idled at a red light on Michigan Avenue.
2  He has remained largely aloof from the hurly - burly of parliamentary politics.
3  It took him quite some time to pick off the burs that had stuck to his coat.