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[skwair-shohl-derd] /ˈskwɛərˈʃoʊl dərd/
having the shoulders held back, giving a straight form to the upper part of the back.
Origin of square-shouldered
First recorded in 1815-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Makes you look broader-chested and square-shouldered—more of the man.

    The Queen's Scarlet George Manville Fenn
  • One square-shouldered fellow raised her lightly from the ground.

    Vittoria, Complete George Meredith
  • He was tall, square-shouldered and strong, with an air of elegance that was not exactly refined, but easy and unaffected.

    The Child of Pleasure Gabriele D'Annunzio
  • Apart, square-shouldered and indomitable, stood a young man of twenty-six.

    The Crossing Winston Churchill
  • The woman at the gate was a tall, square-shouldered woman, with a hard, lined and almost masculine countenance.

  • He was a typical American, tall, square-shouldered, and not over-burdened with flesh.

    A Gamble with Life Silas K. Hocking
  • The Germans are a big, square-shouldered, deep-chested race.

    Diary of a Pilgrimage Jerome K. Jerome
  • He was of about medium stature, and as straight and square-shouldered as an athlete.

  • She watched him as he went away, square-shouldered and strong on his big white horse.

    Mistress Anne Temple Bailey
  • The engineer was thirty; big, square-shouldered, lithe, and capable.

    Square Deal Sanderson Charles Alden Seltzer

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