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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 resources that were readily available for his predecessors were often scarce for the young government official.

Although marked by erudition and great learning, his work tended toward the portentous and overblown.

For the moment the din of war was hushed as both lines gazed at the portentous sight.

With the Cold War tension and uncertainty now consigned 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 developed 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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