He was a tall boy anyway, but the extra year made it so that he towered over his new classmates.
An early autumn sun lit up cobblestone streets, tall acacia trees, and handsome and nearly all decayed 19th-century buildings.
He slouches in his tall frame, wears a Thrasher T shirt to an interview and on this particular morning has sticky-looking hair.
She goes to the door and ushers in a tall, handsome man, impeccably put together.
Amanpour's tall order is to bring in enough viewers to hoist This Week back into the competitive ranks.
He was a tall, spare man, and he preached in a long linen "duster."
He has a kind of strutting dignity, and is tall by walking on tiptoe.
“I am Anna Cresswell,” continued the 68 tall girl to Elizabeth.
She was tall for a girl, perfectly proportioned and something more than pretty.
Anglique was tall and thin like her father, skinny and angular like him.
"high in stature," 1520s, probably ultimately from Old English getæl "prompt, active." Sense evolved to "brave, valiant, seemly, proper" (late 14c.), then to "attractive, handsome" (mid-15c.), and finally "being of more than average height." The Old English word is related to Old High German gi-zal "quick," Gothic un-tals "indocile."
Sense evolution is remarkable, but adjectives applied to persons often mutate quickly in meaning (e.g. pretty, buxom, German klein "small, little," which in Middle High German meant the same as its English cognate clean). Meaning "exaggerated" (as in tall tale) is American English colloquial attested by 1846. Phrase tall, dark, and handsome is recorded from 1906.
TAC List Language.
["TALL - A List Processor for the Philco 2000", J. Feldman, CACM 5(9):484-485 (Sep 1962)].