Definition: Obese; fat
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The corpulent monkey will probably need some help with its abnormal diet, or its life might be in danger.
The corpulent caucus of candidates crammed together calmly to collect their congratulatory crowns.
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Hoosier Mosaics - By Maurice Thompson
...I looked up from the miserable dime novel at svhich I had been tugging for the last hour, and saw before me a corpulent man of, perhaps, forty-five years of age, who stood quite-ready to thrust the charred end of a cigar stump into the bowl of my meerschaum ....
The White Devil and the Duchess of Malfy - By John Webster
...corpulent duke ....
Jane Eyre - By Charlotte Bront
...husband, and corpulent besides : she showed virile force in the contest--more than once she almost throttled him, athletic as he was ....
The Age of Innocence - By Edith Wharton
...They never came back to see their me ' sr, and the latter being, like many persons of active \* mind and dominating will, sedentary and corpulent in her habit, had philosophically remained at home ....
The Age of Innocence - By Edith Wharton, Philip M. Parker
...They never came back to see their mother, and the latter being, like many persons of active mind and dominating will, sedentary and corpulent in her habit, had philosophically remained at home ....
Hard Times - By Charles Dickens
...One corpulent slow boy, with a wheezy manner of breathing, ventured the answer, Because he would n't paper a room at all, but would paint it ....
O Pioneers! - By Willa Cather
...Mrs. Berg-son was a fair-skinned, corpulent woman, heavy and placid like her son, Oscar, but there was something comfortable about her; perhaps it was her own love of comfort ....
The House of the Seven Gables - By Nathaniel Hawthorne
...Her face glowed with fire-heat, and, it being a pretty warm morning, she bubbled and hissed, as it were, as if all a-fry with chimney-warmth, and summer-warmth, and the warmth ol her own corpulent velocity ....
Of Human Bondage - By William Somerset Maugham
...He was middle-aged, short and corpulent, with a black beard and dark, greasy hair ....
Adam Bede - By George Eliot, Laura Johnson Wylie
...It is more needful that I should have a fiber of sympathy connecting me with that vulgar citizen who weighs out my sugar in a vilely-assorted cravat and waistcoat, than with the handsomest rascal in red scarf and green feathers ;--more needful that my heart should swell with loving admiration at some trait of gentle goodness in the faulty people who sit at the same hearth with me, or in the clergyman of my own parish, who is perhaps rather too corpulent, and in other respects is not an ' Oberlin or a Tillotson, than at the " deeds of heroes whom I shall never know except by -LRB- hearsay, or at the sublimest abstract of all clerical graces -LRB- that was ever conceived by an able novelist ....
The American - By Henry James, Henry James Collection (Library of Congress)
...He was corpulent and rosy; and though his countenance, which was ornamented with a beautiful flaxen beard, carefully divided in the middle and brushed outward at the sides, was not remarkable for intensity of expression, he looked like a person who would willingly shake hands with anyone ....
The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon - By Washington Irving
...sonifying itself, a nation would be apt to picture something grand, heroic, and imposing; but it is characteristic of the peculiar humor of the English, and of their love for what is blunt, comic and familiar, that they have embodied their national oddities in the figure of a sturdy, corpulent old fellow, with a three-cornered hat, red waistcoat, leather breeches, and stout oaken cudgel ....
The Way We Live Now - By Anthony Trollope
...He was stout ;--fat all over rather than corpulent,--and had that look of command in his face which has become common to master-butchers, probably by long intercourse with sheep and oxen ....