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use "portly" in a sentence
;Throbb: Goth's portly
brother in-law is not as fast or strong as he is, but is still a vicious adversary with the same craving for bat meat.
His wife is the portly
daughter of the town clergyman (and therefore illegitimate, as catholic
priests do not marry).
Greg has a
betrayal after a portentous
dream where Bonpensiero appeared as a fish and told him that he had known all along.
On September 26 the portentous
proclamation, which was to herald the opening of a new age of peace and goodwill on earth, was signed by the sovereigns of Russia, Austria and Prussia.
Although rooted in aristocracy himself, Hoveida's decision is portentous
in the sense that resour
ces that were readily available for his predecessors were often scarce for the young government official.
by erudition and great learning, his work tended toward the portentous
For the moment the din
of war was hushed as both lines gazed at the portentous
With the Cold War tension
y now consign
ed to distant memory, I felt apprehensive about stepping back in time to re-experience that most portentous
of epochs in world history.
Not so much ponderous as portentous
- stylings and themes that are develope
d throughout the three lengthy sections of the title track.
The alternately portentous
and pathetic result is similar to word-terrorist Chris Morris' radio show 'Jam', which itself featured The Fall.
He has a casual way with the alliterative pattern of the original, which helps to strip its craft of portentous
self-consciousness and frees up its syntax
to move more nimbly.
It goes without saying that the passage sounded even more portentous
in the original german.
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