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  • Performing in a subtly padded costume that makes her look much more broad-beamed than she is in real life, she plays the part of Josie Hogan with a force and authority worthy of the way that Mr. O'Neill describes the character in the play's stage directions: She is so oversize for a woman that she is almost a freak....

    O'Neill Staged on an Intimate Scale

  • Hope, Rossi's amiable broad-beamed wife, had smiled regardless, but Frances had been embarrassed and had punched Bari's arm to try and keep him quiet.

    Neurosurgical Intervention For Beginners

  • At 14th Street, a sundeck with a dozen or so broad-beamed wood chaises angled toward the sunset opens to unobstructed views of the river.

    All Aboard the High Line

  • The pastor, a broad-beamed man with salt-and-pepper hair and a big jeweled cross of gold hanging around his neck, looked peeved but hopeful.

    Pompadour With a Monkey Wrench

  • You would need some sort of fierce determination to set forth in a puny, broad-beamed, high-pooped, painfully slow, nearly undefended 17th-century ship to cross the uncharted ocean to an unknown, unmapped new world.

    An American Buddhist Response to Americanism...

  • As she came into the small business-section she inspected a broad-beamed grocer in an alpaca coat who was bending over the apples and celery on a slanted platform in front of his store.

    Main Street

  • Anne dropped the cloak she had removed but had been holding on to the chair nearest her and advanced over the broad-beamed, shining floor toward FitzRoy.

    This Scepter'd Isle

  • Six tall, broad-beamed giants steaming in two columns.

    Castles of Steel

  • As Daphne bent over to fetch a rubber Batman from in front of the TV set, her broad-beamed bottom pushed her beltless, electric blue stretch pants to the limit.

    Brannon's Choice

  • Gray Courser was a yalka, broad-beamed and shallow-bottomed, with a low forecastle and poop and a deckhouse amidships.



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  • A full symphony orchestra was swelling out of the radio; their eldest sister Gwen was slicing onions and singing; their mother was broad-beamed and red-faced over an oven.

    —Susan Cooper, The Dark is Rising

    November 24, 2008