Examples of hefty in a Sentence
He was a tall, hefty man.
Her boss gave her a hefty raise.
a hefty dose of irony
He gave the door a hefty kick.
Recent Examples of hefty from the Web
The EU will retain the scope to impose hefty levies against Chinese businesses that sell goods below cost in Europe under a planned tariff overhaul, according to Salvatore Cicu, an Italian member of the European Parliament.
More than half the world still lives in places where people must decide almost daily whether to pay a bribe to a government official for a basic service or to avoid a hefty fine.
But despite the lack of such hefty budget items as actor profit participation deals and far-flung physical production, CGI cartoon features come with their own steep production price tags.
City Attorney Mara Elliott has also raised concerns that the measure doesn’t guarantee San Diego a professional soccer stadium or a river park, and could burden taxpayers with hefty costs for environmental clean-up.
A string of state budget deficits, state and local tax policies, as well as hefty state debt obligations are all being blamed for why Aetna and others may be looking to places like Boston to move their headquarters and attract talent.
The cafe burger ($18), a hefty hunk of beef topped with bacon and melted Muenster and wedged between toasted, buttery buns, was an enthusiastic take, enhanced by a cone of thin-cut fries which, unfortunately, needed more salt.
Queen of Hearts reported hefty lingcod to 14 pounds.
As a result, a huge disparity exists between schools in high property wealth areas — which can rely on hefty property tax revenue to fill school budgets — and those in poorer or more rural areas.
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First Known Use of hefty
HEFTY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hefty for English Language Learners
: large and heavy : big and strong
: very large
: very forceful
HEFTY Defined for Kids
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