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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Toss in his portly stature and Hoskins was a perfect choice for the heroic plumber Mario, the avenging angel who stomps through worlds of evil turtles and living mushrooms, even if the actor was neither Italian nor American.
Dean Nolan seamlessly and delightfully plays multiple roles — Laura’s pipe-smoking, portly husband; a singing usher; the judgmental friend; and the lover of the teashop lady.
One of our favorites, Sendak’s In the Night Kitchen, features a naked boy baked in a cake by portly bakers with Hitler mustaches.
Last week, the portly Kim strolled alone across the DMZ to shake Moon Jae-in’s hand, embrace and discuss officially ending the war.
That kind of rapid transit is possible even though the LC 500 is a bit on the portly side.
One of them is the leader’s portly kid brother, the other a sullen cop killer who joined them on the breakout.
After images appeared online comparing the leader’s portly figure to Pooh, references to the character were blocked on social media.
The ‘self-preservation clause’ for the Constitution The set-up looks like it’s designed for military special forces more than portly gentlemen or silver-haired ladies with lipstick.
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Definition of portly for English Language Learners
: having a round and somewhat fat body
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