adjective, brawn·i·er, brawn·i·est.
Examples from the Web for brawny
The brawny, righteous warrior Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie).Will Season 4 Make ‘Game of Thrones’ the Best Fantasy Show Ever?|Andrew Romano|April 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Persevering on hearsay, spun and shifted from every possible angle, the narrator next describes Golovan—a brawny man, with a limp.The Forgotten Russian: The Genius of Nikolai Leskov|Benjamin Lytal|April 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Plus Neeson, with his towering height, brawny physique, and gravelly voice, sure as hell looks the part.The Wrath of Liam Neeson: The ‘Taken 2’ Star’s Action-Hero Transformation|Marlow Stern|October 5, 2012|DAILY BEAST
These were the orthopedic surgeons to be, and they tended toward the brawny side, except for one glamorous blond in their midst.On Match Day, the Nation’s Medical Students Discover Their Residencies|Casey Schwartz|March 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Turns out, the trope of the brawny grandma was no false advertising.
Emma Campbell, with a bundle of clean wet clothes on her brawny arm, shook her head at him.The Purple Heights|Marie Conway Oemler
Behind her was the loud laughter of the brawny young men, the loud laughter of the blooming young women.Mistress Anne|Temple Bailey
He slept at the door of Cleopatra's tent, a naked sword at his side, held in his clenched and brawny hand.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 7|Elbert Hubbard
Night and day have they pinched me and jirked me, to seek you, to find you, and to rescue you from that brawny caitiff.'The Wanderer (Volume 5 of 5)|Fanny Burney
Vilma Bradley shuddered and shrank against Clifford Darrell's brawny form.Isle of the Undead|Lloyd Arthur Eshbach