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fatness

[fat-nis] /ˈfæt nɪs/
noun
1.
the state or condition of being fat; obesity; corpulence.
2.
richness; fertility; abundance:
the fatness of the land.
Origin of fatness
1000
before 1000; Middle English fatnesse, Old English fǣtnes. See fat, -ness
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  • fatness was another of the accusations which McNeice hurled against the bishops.

    The Red Hand of Ulster George A. Birmingham
  • Enormous was his fatness,—so great as to give him the appearance of an ox (bufalo).

    Pagan and Christian Rome Rodolfo Lanciani
  • Their eyes stand out with fatness; they have more than heart could wish.

    Uncle Tom's Cabin Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • One can understand, perhaps, how it comes about that fatness is admired in the East.

    In Mesopotamia Martin Swayne
  • He asked her to marry him, and his fatness hovered above her like an avalanche.

    The Four Million

    O. Henry
  • On account of his fatness he cannot yet kneel long, but falls over sideways.

    The Eyes of Asia Rudyard Kipling
  • For the truth was that he had been tempted by Grayking's fatness.

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