big-shouldered love


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  • adj. Having particularly big or broad shoulders.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. having unusually large shoulders.

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

  • adj. having broad shoulders


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  • Martin Ramin for The Wall Street Journal Popular in the big-shouldered '80s, the double-breasted suit is mounting a comeback.

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  • It would be one of those cultural verbal tics that would be annoying, but it would come and then go away, like big-shouldered suits for women.

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  • True, some designers went defiantly, exuberantly over the top — Marc Jacobs most obviously, with his nostalgic, big-shouldered encomium to the 1980s, when the great splurge had begun.

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  • As for Bullock, she rises to the challenge of her role with big-shouldered, brassy aplomb, clearly relishing the chance to flex her muscles and demonstrate her true dramatic weight.

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  • The four year old stayed close to his father's legs, intimidated by the big-shouldered men with neck muscles that began flaring just below their ears.

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  •  He is a short, big-shouldered man, as wide as he is tall.

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  • Ezra called them “the twins” somewhat sardonically, given that Leo was big-shouldered and dark and over six feet tall.

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  •   He then walks, hunched over, to his seat near the front of the hall and hastily hooks his arm around a big-shouldered woman.

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  • The bison special with foie gras was tender but big-shouldered.

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  • Though he already has enjoyed a long, high-profile career, Mr. Seegal says the thrill of the chase keeps him in the game, even as the glory days of big-shouldered merger bankers and outsize personalities seem to have given way to a more institutional, anonymous world of deal making dominated by big banks.

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