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  • noun Alternative form of corpulence.

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  • noun more than average fatness


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  • This is to compress the bowels and increase their absorption, and it thus removes one principal cause of corpulency, which is the looseness of the skin.

    Zoonomia, Vol. II Or, the Laws of Organic Life

  • Their walk is a waddle, and they bulge with seaming corpulency.


  • I believe no age did ever afford more instances of corpulency than our own.

    Gary Taubes responds to George Bray | The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.

  • Others say that he died long afterwards, of too great corpulency.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • You observe a door on the first landing, carefully guarded by two waiters, in and out of which stout gentlemen with very red faces keep running, with a degree of speed highly unbecoming the gravity of persons of their years and corpulency.

    Sketches by Boz

  • Do but extract from the corpulency of bodies, or resolve things beyond their first matter, and you discover the habitation of angels; which if I call the ubiquitary and omnipresent essence of God, I hope I shall not offend divinity: for, before the creation of the world, God was really all things.

    Religio Medici

  • His person was large, robust, I may say approaching to the gigantick, and grown unwieldy from corpulency.

    Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

  • I warmly recommended the inward use of soap, in order to reduce his corpulency, as the only safe and effectual remedy in his case, and a remedy which he might continue to use the longest; I enforced my advice by the reasonings above urged, of which he was too good a judge not to perceive their full cogency.

    1760 diet revolution | The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.

  • A judicious and experienced physician, in his younger days had been very active, and used much exercise, both on foot and on horseback; and for many years seemed as little liable to extreme corpulency as most people.

    1760 diet revolution | The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.

  • So did his person, which was sleek though free from corpulency.

    The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit


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