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[sol-id-loo k-ing] /ˈsɒl ɪdˌlʊk ɪŋ/
reassuringly substantial or stable in appearance:
They're a very solid-looking, intelligent couple.
Origin of solid-looking
First recorded in 1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He was a solid-looking person, and it seemed absurd to think of lifting him.

    The Old Tobacco Shop William Bowen
  • The outer face—the side that showed on the street—was smooth, solid-looking.

    It Could Be Anything John Keith Laumer
  • It was, indeed, the most solid-looking structure in California at that time.

    The Californians

    Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  • They were a solid-looking set of law-students who played cards.

    The Growth of a Soul August Strindberg
  • The jail was a small but solid-looking structure, and empty.

  • It was a large, solid-looking building, of four stories in height.

    Try and Trust Horatio Alger
  • Mountains of the sky, solid-looking, finely sculptured, their richly varied topography wonderfully defined.

  • He lifted it coolly, for there was no trace of flurry about this solid-looking man, and closely scrutinized Jim's features.

    The Hero of Panama

    F. S. Brereton
  • In the side of what had seemed to be a snow-bank stood a solid-looking little door, painted a dark green.

    The Wind in the Willows Kenneth Grahame

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