It turns out Romney is taller than Obama, which, according to this theory, gives the former governor a leg up in November.
taller women with long torsos may show less, while shorter women may show more.
Lucky for her, there's no way Oscar-nom Anne Hathaway can look like Zoe—she's paler, taller, and a lot more demure.
He could barely reach; she was “about a meter” taller than him.
She was taller, stronger, and younger than the 62-year-old, unarmed, and overweight DSK.
Not being sure of his bearings, he mounted the taller of the hills to get a view of the surrounding country.
Paul and Hugh were great manly fellows, taller than their mother.
Then, being the taller, she rose, and in the next flash looked within.
But the boys who had marched past him were as tall as he, if not taller.
Pelle was taller and stronger than Rud, and his nature—perhaps because of his physical superiority—had taken more open ways.
"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.