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Examples from the Web for corpulent
Ireland comes in as the most corpulent country, according to the report, with a 47% projected obesity rate for both men and women.
The combination of scantily clad, attractive women and scantily clad, corpulent men makes Philip Roth's imagination look feminist.
Tolkien used his Northern European imagination not to frighten but at least to compel belief in the corpulent, red-clad judge.
Then Arcolano mounted too, puffing over the effort, for he was a corpulent, rubicund man with the fattest hands I have ever seen.The Strolling Saint|Raphael Sabatini
We wondered at the unwise and negligent arrangements of our corpulent commander.Ten years in the ranks, U.S. army|Augustus Meyers
"Corpulent" means fat; "stout" and "lusty" denote a strong frame.New Word-Analysis|William Swinton
Ibrahim was slender and tall, at least six feet three, and Yunis was short and corpulent.The Women of the Arabs|Henry Harris Jessup
While in his usual health he was, though not corpulent, yet rather stout than spare, but he was now reduced to skin and bone.Life of Adam Smith|John Rae
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Word Origin for corpulent
Word Origin and History for corpulent
late 14c., from Old French corpulent "stout, fat," from Latin corpulentus "fleshy, fat," from corpus "body" (see corporeal) + -ulentus "full of." Leigh Hunt was sent to prison for two years for calling the Prince Regent corpulent in print in 1812.