In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The opposite - i.e. a short delicate man and a tall corpulent woman - is unbearable both for the couple and for others, because it is banned by the internal images and needs of middle-class society.
- He was a grotesque and corpulent man, almost completely bald, and the fat around his chin gaggled loosely as he talked and shook his head.
- She was hovering nervously over a corpulent man in army dress who was stuffing himself with canapés.
- Shannon Oliviera was a rather corpulent woman and she was proud of it.
- The image of corpulent couch potatoes munching deep pan pepperoni and chilli while ogling a television screen for six hours was hard to expel from your mind.
- I assumed Troy was referring to the corpulent kid.
- And then there was Orson Welles Square, a memorial to the corpulent director who filmed his Cannes-winning Othello here in 1949.
- Upon reaching a corridor she stopped as three policemen escorting a repulsive, corpulent man in handcuffs to an interrogation room passed by in front of her.
- Unfortunately, at first Brutus refused to show his corpulent face, and Carter had to contend with a near mutiny from the rest of the frustrated family.
- It's a tense drama set in a world of bad cops, corrupt and corpulent politicians, hard men, hard liquor, and dangerous women.
- The corpulent lawyer chortled at this formality.
- A corpulent figure was silhouetted in the doorway leading to the sitting room, balancing an enameled snuff-box on his palm.
- For Asia's health officials and increasingly corpulent citizens, the real race is to stay out of wheelchairs altogether.
- I queued up in line, next to a rather corpulent farmer's wife.
- His corpulent figure and indolent manner belied ambition and a keen political intelligence.
- Evelyn was corpulent, thick-set, grotesquely charismatic; Laila was flame-haired, wide-eyed, honey-voiced.
- There he is on the front cover - a corpulent fellow with pink cheeks and a long, grey wig, staring out at us with a hint of arrogance: Samuel Pepys, the great diarist.
- The scornful laughter of the corpulent man was accompanied by a slight hiccuping.
- She blinked in surprise as a corpulent man sat down next to her and settled in.
- Their grief was really for their own lost youth, seeing in Presley's corpulent and decadent collapse a mirror image of their own sad journey from optimism to Jimmy Carter.
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