Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Citations for embonpoint
An embonpoint that was just sufficient to distinguish her from most of her companions, a fine colour, brilliant eyes, a sweet smile, rich hair, and such feet and hands as Sir George Templemore had, somehow--he scarcely knew how, himself--fancied could only belong to the daughters of peers and princes, rendered Grace so strikingly attractive this evening, that the young baronet began to think her even handsomer than her cousin.
His figure inclined to embonpoint; his short limbs accentuated this inclination.
Origin of embonpoint
Embonpoint is a loanword from French, translating literally as "in good condition." It entered English in the mid-1600s.