Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having a great belly; bigbellied; pregnant; teeming.

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  • adjective having a prominent belly

Etymologies

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Examples

  • [6552] But when he was four hundred miles from Rome he so roared that all the great-bellied women in Rome made abortions, the city walls fell down, and when he came a hundred miles nearer, and roared the second time, their teeth fell out of their heads, the emperor himself fell down dead, and so the lion went back.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Fernelius, and be addicted to like humours: [1340] if a great-bellied woman see a hare, her child will often have a harelip, as we call it.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Like Hong Kong, the streets were a veritable marketplace of bargain-rate commodities: latex thongs, great-bellied plaster Buddhas, laminated photos of Asian music stars, toys and carry bags all shoddily made and adorned with emblems and cartoon figures pilfered from the West.

    Heaven Lake

  • Mistress Elbow, being, as I say, with child, and being great-bellied, and longing, as I said, for prunes; and having but two in the dish, as I said,

    Measure for Measure

  • Like Hong Kong, the streets were a veritable marketplace of bargain-rate commodities: latex thongs, great-bellied plaster Buddhas, laminated photos of Asian music stars, toys and carry bags all shoddily made and adorned with emblems and cartoon figures pilfered from the West.

    Heaven Lake

  • Like Hong Kong, the streets were a veritable marketplace of bargain-rate commodities: latex thongs, great-bellied plaster Buddhas, laminated photos of Asian music stars, toys and carry bags all shoddily made and adorned with emblems and cartoon figures pilfered from the West.

    Heaven Lake

  • [Greek omitted] or dries the seed, and is very hurtful to great-bellied women.

    Essays and Miscellanies

  • Mistress Elbow … being great-bellied, and longing, as I said, for prunes….

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • [Greek omitted] or dries the seed, and is very hurtful to great-bellied women.

    Symposiacs

  • Mistress Elbow … being great-bellied, and longing, as I said, for prunes….

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

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