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 Meanings and Examples of PORTLY
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portly
 a.  inoffensive expression of fat; stout
Classic Sentence: (69 in 5 pages)
1  In the length he attains, and in his baleen, the Fin-back resembles the right whale, but is of a less portly girth, and a lighter colour, approaching to olive.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
2  But he was stopped on the way by a portly sperm whale, that begged a few moments' confidential business with him.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 45. The Affidavit.
3  But lazily undulating in the trough of the sea, and ever and anon tranquilly spouting his vapoury jet, the whale looked like a portly burgher smoking his pipe of a warm afternoon.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 61. Stubb Kills a Whale.
4  After two or three attempts he accomplished this, with the lackey's help, and meantime a second man had approached, a tall and portly personage, solemn as an executioner.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 24
5  Mr. Bumble emerged at early morning from the workhouse-gate, and walked with portly carriage and commanding steps, up the High Street.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
6  Mrs. Bumble, whose patience brooked no delay, caught up a bowl of soap-suds, and motioning him towards the door, ordered him instantly to depart, on pain of receiving the contents upon his portly person.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
7  The portly client puffed out his chest with an appearance of some little pride and pulled a dirty and wrinkled newspaper from the inside pocket of his greatcoat.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. THE RED-HEADED LEAGUE
8  He was a man of about fifty, tall, portly, and imposing, with a massive, strongly marked face and a commanding figure.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XI. THE ADVENTURE OF THE BERYL CORONET
9  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.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER X
10  Princess Kuragina, a portly imposing woman who had once been handsome, was sitting at the head of the table.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER II
11  Anisya Fedorovna came in and leaned her portly person against the doorpost.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER VII
12  Reared in Charleston, he knew every inlet, creek, shoal and rock of the Carolina coast near that port, and he was equally at home in the waters around Wilmington.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
13  Conditions in Wilmington, the chief blockade port, now that Charleston's port was practically sealed by the Yankee gunboats, had reached the proportions of an open scandal.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
14  But now with the ports closed and many of the port cities captured or besieged, the South's salvation depended upon itself.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
15  You remember when the blockade tightened, I couldn't get a boat out of any Confederate port or into one, so there the money stayed in England.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
Example Sentence: (20 in 2 pages)
1  The overweight gentleman was referred to as portly by the polite salesclerk.
2  He was a portly figure in a tight-fitting jacket and bow tie.
3  The ship ploughed through the sea toward port.
4  There is a longstanding prostitution trade in the port.
5  The ship spent four days in port.
6  The vessel reached port the next morning.
7  This platform would serve as a port and a railway station.
8  The ship embarked passengers and cargo at New York port.
9  The country's main port is located at the head of fjord on Norway's southern coast.
10  The waiter recommended a glass of port to complement the cheese.
11  The people would be docked in the port from a cruise ship.
12  Second connection to the relay is a cable to the network port on the PC.
13  The well-equipped docks, tall piles of cargo containers, and numerous vessels being loaded all betoken Oakland's importance as a port.
14  Named port unfamiliar advice what facilities there including wharf side draught.
15  It is a very strange sensation to inexperienced youth to feel itself quite alone in the world, cut adrift from every connection, uncertain whether the port to which it is bound can be reached, and prevented by many impediments from returning to that it has quitted.