CORPULENT in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of CORPULENT
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 a.  very fat; large in body; overweight
Classic Sentence:
1  His mantle and hood were of the best Flanders cloth, and fell in ample, and not ungraceful folds, around a handsome, though somewhat corpulent person.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
2  'For a coffin first, and a porochial funeral afterwards,' replied Mr. Bumble, fastening the strap of the leathern pocket-book: which, like himself, was very corpulent.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
3  His body was absolutely corpulent, but his face, though massive, had preserved something of the sharpness of expression which was so remarkable in that of his brother.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In X. The Adventure of The Greek Interpreter
4  One could see that by the time he was thirty he would be corpulent.
Notes from the Underground By Fyodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 2: III
5  His whole short corpulent figure with broad thick shoulders, and chest and stomach involuntarily protruding, had that imposing and stately appearance one sees in men of forty who live in comfort.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER VI
6  Since Prince Andrew had last seen him Kutuzov had grown still more corpulent, flaccid, and fat.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER XV
7  I had expected that Mr. Gatsby would be a florid and corpulent person in his middle years.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 3
8  The huge corpulence of that Hogarthian monster undulates on the surface, scarcely drawing one inch of water.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 55. Of the Monstrous Pictures of Whales.
9  Though the doctors warned him that with his corpulence wine was dangerous for him, he drank a great deal.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER I
Example Sentence:
1  The corpulent man resolved to reduce.