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(of a person) broad and strongly built.‘a heavyset, bull-necked man wearing a T-shirt that revealed his powerful musculature’
big, burly, heavy, tall, bulky, thickset, heavyset, chunky, strapping, powerfully built, hefty, muscular, muscle-bound, brawny, muscly, husky, solid, powerful, sturdy, solidly built, broad-shouldered, strong, big and strong, rugged, herculeanView synonyms
- ‘… Blessed with a big voice and stage presence, the heavyset Carter prided herself on her range as a performer, doing musicals and drama as well as comedy.’
- ‘I looked up into the sparkling eyes of a heavyset man with gray, unkempt hair and a white goatee.’
- ‘They were greeted by a shady, heavyset guard that stood at least six feet tall.’
- ‘In the corner was a heavyset man sitting in the middle of a sofa, alone with huge headphones on his head and his laptop reflecting and glowing in his eyeglasses.’
- ‘A heavyset woman in the front row was the first person to make it onstage, and she slapped her hands on him like she was trying to knock him out.’
- ‘The British biologist, a heavyset woman of fifty-eight with eyeglasses and a permanently pinched expression, stood up unsteadily and reached for the device.’
- ‘Now, there was a description of a heavyset man at a separate shooting scene.’
- ‘She was a tall, heavyset girl, known for her continuous power hitting.’
- ‘It was difficult - he was heavyset, head and shoulders taller than me, with dark hair and eyes.’
- ‘As Jake ducked under the crime scene tape a tall, heavyset man with grey hair accosted him.’
- ‘She was a heavyset woman with a plain green dress, an apron and a head scarf.’
- ‘Gabriel sat in the back of the lecture hall, while the professor, a heavyset man with graying hair who was dressed in a tweed suit, spoke to the class about the psychology of identity development.’
- ‘In a matter of minutes, her tall heavyset butler appeared at the door of the room.’
- ‘But when the lights went out, Cruise's friend and the heavyset man exchanged places so the actor could sit right next to his friend.’
- ‘The women described their abductor as a clean-shaven, heavyset man in his early 30s with blond hair and blue-grey eyes.’
- ‘She's a heavyset woman, now in her sixties with pure white hair and too much lipstick.’
- ‘But as we took our seats and smilingly waved to one another across the auditorium, we became aware that we had been infiltrated by several square-looking, heavyset men.’
- ‘Walking along the beach, he saw a tall, heavyset man throwing something into the water, and altered his course to investigate further.’
- ‘Who is the heavyset man with the receding hairline and the broad face?’
- ‘He is heavyset, with bushy mustache and eyebrows, and decades of somber repression imprinted on his face.’
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