Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or quality of being stout, in any sense.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The state or quality of being stout.
- n. the property of excessive fatness
- n. the property of being strong and resolute
- From stout + -ness (Wiktionary)
“He always wears the camel's-hair tunic, which ends just below the knee; at Siena it is thick, like some woolly fleece; it conceals and broadens the frame, thus suggesting a stoutness which is not warranted by the size of the leg.”
“Despite her stoutness, she suffered from what she called shattered nerves.”
“Or will it be Martin Castrogiovanni, stoutness itself in the Six Nations for Italy, on the Leicester tight-head?”
“How long he might have sat there to recover his breath is problematical, for he rose as rapidly as his stoutness would permit, spurred on by Michael's teeth already sunk into the fleshy part of his shoulder.”
“She is a large, motherly woman, just verging on beneficent stoutness — the kind, you know, that always cooks nice things and that never gets angry.”
“LB Cameron Nwosu — The 5-10, 223 pound all-state selection is a prototypical linebacker because of his stoutness, strength and quickness.”
“I've always rather fancied the Lutyenesque stoutness of this chap and it has proved a great landmark on the A1 along with the English Electric Lightening and the slag heap at Bawtry.”
“We were not actually testing the sensitivity of their feet but the stoutness of their heart.”
“Since no ready-made garments were on the market for this customer, Lane Bryant Malsin and her husband measured some forty-five hundred individual customers in the store and utilized other statistics on about two hundred thousand women to determine three general types of stoutness, then designed clothes to fit them.”
“On further contemplation, the writer noticed more evidence of feminine stoutness coming into vogue.”
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