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slope-shouldered

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  • Shirley was a tall, slope-shouldered man with a broad face divided by an enormous nose, with friendly eyes and the half-smile of a royal courtier.

    George Washington’s First War

  • But the Chrysler Building is like the Empire State's significant other, a lovely, slope-shouldered lady, not the symbol of the world's greatest city in its own right.

    Duking It Out at 1,200 Feet

  • He was twelve years older than Mays, a muscular man with a slope-shouldered, tapered body and a quiet, dignified aura.

    WILLIE MAYS

  • That passage is part of Chast's drawn three-page introduction to the book, titled "One-Year Cartoon," which features -- as New Yorker writer Adam Gopnik once dubbed them -- "Roz Chast's slope-shouldered, high-pantsed, hopelessly post-modern misfits."

    'Riffs Best Books of 2010: THE NEW YORKER's Bob Mankoff offers a comic window into the year

  • There has always been a slope-shouldered, heavily-sighing wing of the Republican (and the Conservative) Party that deep down believes the left are on the side of history; that the best we can do is fight a rear-guard action to slow the inevitable advance.

    John Terry’s sacking as England captain tells us something interesting...

  • Back then Greg had been a slope-shouldered, pink-faced boy with a sunken chest and wide, almost womanish hips, whose brown hair was starting to recede by senior year.

    Best Friends Forever

  • He was a thin, slope-shouldered little man with a mild face, so small the big bundle of keys at his hip looked as if it might unbalance him.

    DO NOT PASS GO

  • In contrast to the slope-shouldered suits produced by the English, the Italians favored broad, slightly raised shoulders as well as colorful silk linings that could be glimpsed through the double vents at the back of the jackets.

    Gay Talese: The Scion, the Stitch, and the Wardrobe

  • Upstairs, the museum's slope-shouldered, mouth-breathing curators were rubbing elbows with starlets and nymphets; and here he was, toiling in this cave like some troglodyte.

    Dance Of Death

  • Debenport was a slope-shouldered man of average build.

    Call to Treason

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