One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of a person) having broad shoulders that do not slope.‘tall and broad-shouldered, he suddenly seemed very appealing’
- ‘A tall, broad-shouldered man stumbled awkwardly out of the swinging door.’
- ‘In the row in front of me, a broad-shouldered, uniformed officer stood up.’
- ‘A uniformed officer - a tall, broad-shouldered woman with dirty-blond hair - stood guard at the emergency exit access door.’
- ‘All I could make out was the figure of a broad-shouldered man.’
- ‘In his denims, however, he looked tall and broad-shouldered.’
- ‘Today's broad-shouldered, thick-armed hitters make those players look, well, ordinary-sized.’
- ‘He was thirty-two years of age, a handsome man, tall, broad-shouldered, with a commanding appearance.’
- ‘I have the opposite problem, being short and broad-shouldered, and it's insanely difficult to find a good shirt in my size.’
- ‘His physique couldn't measure up to the comic-book icon, but he possessed the broad-shouldered stature to make the role his own.’
- ‘Sharman, a broad-shouldered young man perhaps six feet tall, joined the newly formed regiment in September 1862.’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.