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square-shouldered

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having high and broad shoulders, not sloping, and well braced back, so as to be straight across the back: the opposite of round-shouldered.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having broad shoulders

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Examples

  • One of the latest designs to emerge from his upstart firm, the brashly named BIG Bjarke Ingels Group, this vision of a New York apartment complex has a startling profile totally at odds with the grids of crew-cut, square-shouldered towers dotting the Manhattan skyline.

    Building a Better Future

  • Still, the popular image of "The Gipper"– resolute, square-shouldered, unfailingly optimistic – overlooks a more complicated presidency – and person.

    Sarah Palin To Address Ronald Reagan Centennial In Santa Barbara

  • Still, the popular image of "The Gipper" – resolute, square-shouldered, unfailingly optimistic – overlooks a more complicated presidency – and person.

    Sarah Palin To Address Ronald Reagan Centennial In Santa Barbara

  • Who most smartly twigged the resonance of the party invitation was probably the square-shouldered flat‑nosed puncher Quarry, a competent but inconsistent operator, and one who could usually be relied upon to succumb when it mattered most.

    The night Muhammad Ali's legend was reborn – and the party that followed

  • A bulky, square-shouldered woman with severe eyebrows and deep furrows of discontent bracketing her mouth, heaved herself out of an armchair.

    Day of Honey

  • Mark is a square-shouldered former Marine, an eye-catching body builder who takes the best care of himself.

    Zebratown

  • He was tall and square-shouldered, and his face glowed.

    The Three Furies

  • "There are few better illustrations of that still useful distinction between actor and star than [Rock] Hudson, who never claimed any particular acting talent and seldom strayed from the square-shouldered, straight-talking character he perfected in the early 50s," writes Dave Kehr.

    GreenCine Daily: Shorts, 11/24.

  • He's got a nice square-shouldered suit and a red tie.

    One more night of convention blogging. The Invesco Field extravaganza.

  • The men are generally fit and handsome, work in finance - the loss of Bear Stearns as a squash sponsor is a big deal in Squashworld - and are married to square-shouldered blondes with excellent posture.

    Squash Trophy Wives and $20,000 Tables: Alex Beam

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