limbed

adjective
\ ˈlimd How to pronounce limbed (audio) \

Definition of limbed

: having limbs especially of a specified kind or number usually used in combinationstrong-limbed

Examples of limbed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Many of Valéry’s poems—filled with images of glimmering moons, dark woods, and foaming waves; peopled by white-limbed maidens, sibyls, sylphs, nymphs, Fates, Narcissus, and the Pythia—may feel of primarily historical relevance now. Claire Messud, The New York Review of Books, "The Dream of Pure Expression," 17 Nov. 2020 Each woman is nearly six feet tall, thick-limbed, cast larger than life. Drea Brown Zócalo Public Square, Smithsonian Magazine, "The Multiple Truths in the Works of the Enslaved Poet Phillis Wheatley," 24 June 2020 WeWork also has reworked its loose-limbed corporate governance, which had raised the hackles of potential public investors. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, "Column: WeWork carries Silicon Valley’s ‘unicorn’ craze to its absurd limits," 12 Sep. 2019 Part of O’Rourke’s loose-limbed appeal last year was his propensity for unabashedly dropping profanities in the middle of his speeches. Gilbert Garcia, ExpressNews.com, "Authenticity is a complicated issue in 2020 presidential race," 7 Sep. 2019 In Bloch’s minimalist, loose-limbed pen-and-ink art, tiny people try valiantly to pitch in, too. 32 pp. Maria Russo, New York Times, "Enchanting New Picture Books," 11 May 2018 The songwriters were brought out in rounds, with a chart-topping artist joining them for each turn throughout the loose-limbed evening. Melinda Newman, Billboard, "Little Big Town, Cole Swindell, Thomas Rhett, Jon Pardi Join Top Songwriters For ACM Stories, Songs & Stars," 14 Apr. 2018 Nerd Louisville, a loose-limbed collection of multi-purpose nerds, celebrates that culture and also uses it as launch pad to do some good. Jeffrey Lee Puckett, The Courier-Journal, "Meet the group that's preserving Louisville's nerd culture - and saving lives," 12 Oct. 2017 For all the loose-limbed naturalness of sentences like that, the women in Sour Heart select their details carefully, aspiring to fineness and symmetry. Katy Waldman, Slate Magazine, "Sour Heart Sets the “Model Minority” Myth on Fire," 24 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of limbed

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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22 Nov 2020

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“Limbed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/limbed. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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