Origin of physique
Examples from the Web for physique
He exploited a physique that most would try desperately to diminish.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And young men developed a sense for the age of a girl and her physique, purely from the way she walked.Saudi Activist Manal Al-Sharif on Why She Removed the Veil|Manal Al Sharif, Advancing Human Rights|October 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The other is a Jersey bruiser, with a (much-discussed) physique reminiscent of Tony Soprano after a doughnut bender.Squishes, Step Aside: Ted Cruz and Chris Christie’s Old-School Manliness|Michelle Cottle|May 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Slim trousers appeared to have been constructed of a kind of mesh, the tiny holes aerating the physique.Louis Vuitton, Chanel, McQueen Cap Paris Spring 2013 Fashion Week Shows|Robin Givhan|October 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But they appear to be cut for the sort of woman who has the physique of a 12-year-old boy.Hedi Slimane’s Spring 2013 Paris Debut at Saint Laurent |Robin Givhan|October 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
How to acquire the longest stride practicable to the physique of the walker; 2d.
He had magnificent vitality, a physique which afforded him every kind of wholesome momentary enjoyment.At Large|Arthur Christopher Benson
A great race might be founded on such superbness of physique and health and beauty.The Shuttle|Frances Hodgson Burnett
Though still delicate as to his physique, it was with an elegant, refined rather than a feeble and sickly delicacy.Ishmael|Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
In Quetelet's "Physique du Globe" we find meteoric displays of the following dates.Comets and Meteors|Daniel Kirkwood
British Dictionary definitions for physique
Word Origin for physique
Word Origin and History for physique
1826, from French physique, noun use of physique (adj.) "physical," from Latin physicus "natural, physics," from Greek physikos, from physis "nature" (see physic).