broad-shouldered love



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  • adj. Having broad shoulders.
  • adj. Having a sturdy construction or constitution.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. same as big-shouldered.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the back broad across the shoulders.

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

  • adj. having broad shoulders


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  • In 1863 one of Otto von Bismarck's colleagues described the 47-year-old Prussian minister-president's appearance and aura: full red-blond mustache, ­thinning hair, a "tall broad-shouldered figure, mighty and impressive," but with "a certain casualness in stance, movement and speech that had something provocative about it."

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  • It probably does feel safer to Harris, a tall, broad-shouldered white man, than to someone in a wheelchair, or someone carrying an easily grabbable purse, or a single woman walking alone.

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  • As I was next up to the cone-scooping sodajerk, the broad-shouldered man ahead of me spun in place with his prize in-hand and there was only that ice cream cone in the eighteen inches between my astonished eyes and Walter Cronkite's face.

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  • Before that, the tall and broad-shouldered Mr. Scholl, who turns 44 in November, had considered other careers.

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  • They were a royal pair of wanderlusters, he, big and broad-shouldered, she a small, brunette, and happy woman, whose one hundred and fifteen pounds were all grit and endurance, and withal, pleasing to look upon.

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  • The man who entered was a big, broad-shouldered Swede, though his nationality was not discernible until he had removed his ear-flapped cap and thawed away the ice which had formed on beard and moustache and which served to mask his face.


  • In silhouette, visage concealed by darkness, his assailant loomed above him, broad-shouldered and a head taller.

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  • He was just over six feet tall and broad-shouldered with thick brown hair that hung down his back in a wavy ponytail.

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  • I know they'll make her really skinny, but it would be nice if she could be tall and broad-shouldered.

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  • We are the broad-shouldered hog butchers of the world.

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