Examples of portly in a Sentence
a portly gentleman who clearly didn't get enough exercise
walked with the portly grace of the grande dame that she was
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The Chinese ruler has been likened to the cartoon bear in the past, with critics of Xi mocking him for having similar physical characteristics to the portly bear.
Hodge and his droll, portly friend Parlow are reporters for the Chicago Tribune, where Hodge has established himself as a talented wordsmith who’s always looking for a new angle on a big story.
In his boxy three-piece suit, stubby mustache, bowtie and bowler hat, Mark Addy looks more like a portly comedic figure in the Oliver Hardy vein than Britain's second-most-famous executioner.
Groundhogs, portly rodents belonging to the squirrel family, have been offering weather predictions in the tiny town since 1887.
The legacy: Born Antoine Dominique Domino Jr., in 1928, the portly piano prodigy from the Lower 9th Ward would be among the first nominees inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as the legendary Fats Domino.
For Thompson, a portly silver-haired Vietnam vet with eyebrows like bits of black felt, this polar bear encounter is routine business; the only thing ruffled is the wolf trim of his drab army parka.
While the shelves of Estonian markets were empty, Finnish TV carried ads of a portly chef prodding succulent cuts of veal and lamb.
Occasionally, the steering seems eager to write checks the portly chassis is hesitant to cash, resulting in moderate understeer and some wallowy behavior during spirited driving.
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PORTLY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of portly for English Language Learners
: having a round and somewhat fat body
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