HEAVY in a Sentence

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For HEAVY, below is one of 367 sentences:
Scarlett thought she had never seen a man with such wide shoulders, so heavy with muscles, almost too heavy for gentility.

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 Meanings and Examples of HEAVY
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
heavy
 a.  of great weight; difficult to lift or move
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  Ethan stood before the door, his head heavy with dreams, his arm still about Mattie.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In II
2  It was a slow trudge home through the heavy fields, and when the two men entered the kitchen Mattie was lifting the coffee from the stove and Zeena was already at the table.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In III
3  The fitful bursts of sleet had changed into a steady rain and the horses had heavy work even without a load behind them.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In VI
4  "That pie of yours always sets a mite heavy, Matt," she said, not ill-naturedly.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In VII
5  "That trunk of yours is too heavy for the sleigh, and Dan'l Byrne'll be round to take it over to the Flats," she said.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In VIII
6  They had reached the point where the road dipped to the hollow by Ethan's mill and as they descended the darkness descended with them, dropping down like a black veil from the heavy hemlock boughs.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In IX
7  In her face were too sharply blended the delicate features of her mother, a Coast aristocrat of French descent, and the heavy ones of her florid Irish father.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER I
8  "There's none in the County can touch you, nor in the state," he informed his mount, with pride, the brogue of County Meath still heavy on his tongue in spite of thirty-nine years in America.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER II
9  Gerald was a small man, little more than five feet tall, but so heavy of barrel and thick of neck that his appearance, when seated, led strangers to think him a larger man.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER II
10  The heavy mahogany table and sideboards, the massive silver, the bright rag rugs on the shining floor were all in their accustomed places, just as if nothing had happened.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER IV
11  A balmy, soft warmth poured into the room, heavy with velvety smells, redolent of many blossoms, of newly fledged trees and of the moist, freshly turned red earth.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER V
12  She pushed open the door, listened and heard Mammy's heavy tread in the downstairs hall.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER V
13  Scarlett thought she had never seen a man with such wide shoulders, so heavy with muscles, almost too heavy for gentility.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VI
14  The barbecue had reached its peak and the warm air was full of laughter and talk, the click of silver on porcelain and the rich heavy smells of roasting meats and redolent gravies.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VI
15  Instead, she walked out of the room with such dignity as she could summon and banged the heavy door behind her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VI
Example Sentence: (157 in 11 pages)
16  The shelf sagged under the weight of the heavy books.
17  The floor gave way under the heavy weight.
18  My suitcase was beginning to feel very heavy.
19  The sun disappeared behind heavy clouds.
20  The newcomer is not used to the heavy traffic in big cities.
21  Both sides had suffered heavy casualties.
22  The box is too heavy to carry down the slope; we'll have to drag it down.
23  I pushed and pushed at the heavy box but could not move it.
24  He supported the heavy box on his shoulders.
25  The little boy hasn't the strength to lift that heavy box.
26  I heaved the heavy box up the steps.
27  The building collapsed as an indirect result of the heavy rain and storms.
28  These backpacks are designed to carry a heavy load.
29  A donkey can carry a heavy burden.
30  The heavy rain was the cause of the flood.