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
Recent Examples of portly from the Web
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.
View 70 Photos Curb Weight and Weight Distribution While not the portliest crossover in this comparison, the RAV4 is no lightweight, either.
The portly Shakespearean actor Simon Russell Beale is one of only a few men to have played Beria onscreen.
Vicious rumors at the time of her death had the portly singer dying from choking on a ham sandwich.
Another unknown is how much mass the Bentayga’s presumably substantial battery pack will add to the already portly SUV.
An unemployed lummox of a man, McCausland spends most of his time getting drunk with his portly mother, and for years, the two have been embroiled in a July 4 fireworks competition with the Massimo family, their wealthy neighbors across the lake.
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.
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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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