bod·​ied | \ ˈbä-dēd How to pronounce bodied (audio) \

Definition of bodied

: having a body of a specified kind used in combination full-bodiedglass-bodied

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The result was a vivid, full-bodied performance that made no apologies for Schoenberg’s modernistic touches. Howard Reich,, "CSO review: A rousing debut by conductor Simone Young," 7 June 2019 Rest assured, this likely isn’t the first time a larger-bodied runner has experienced the slow clap or a surprised reaction. SELF, "Please Stop Trying to 'Encourage' Fat Athletes When You See Us Exercising," 26 May 2019 ObamaCare gave states the option, starting in 2014, to expand Medicaid eligibility to able-bodied people earning up to 133% of the poverty line. Allysia Finley, WSJ, "ObamaCare Is Robbing Medicaid’s Sickest Patients," 25 July 2018 In a matter of days, Keaton's chaps became the most inquired-about trousers since The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants made us wonder how one pair of jeans could perfectly fit four differently-bodied friends. Glamour, "Diane Keaton Is My Favorite Instagram Fashion Influencer," 24 Apr. 2019 Scientists have long debated what caused all these large-bodied critters to go extinct while many of their smaller counterparts survived. Jason G. Goldman, Scientific American, "In 200 Years Cows May Be the Biggest Land Mammals on the Planet," 20 Apr. 2018 According to the Kaiser Foundation, most able-bodied adults who do not already have jobs face obstacles in working, including mental problems, criminal records and certain family situations. Angela Helm, The Root, "President Signs Executive Order Mandating That Poor People Work or Lose ‘Welfare’," 11 Apr. 2018 Best Bottle 2017 Les Lauzeraies Les Vignerons de Tavel Rosé $14 The Tavel region in the southern Rhône has a long history of producing fairly full-bodied and quite deeply colored dry rosés once said to be favored by kings—and Honoré de Balzac. Lettie Teague, WSJ, "The Wines We’ll Be Drinking in 2019," 19 Dec. 2018 Fred Birnbaum, the foundation’s vice president, said a robust economy means anyone in Idaho who is able-bodied and looking can find a job and, even working part-time, earn enough to purchase subsidized coverage on the state exchange. Mark Z. Barabak,, "Obamacare used to be political poison for Democrats. Now they see it as a winning prescription — even in red states," 11 June 2018

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First Known Use of bodied

circa 1547, in the meaning defined above

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