narrow-chested love

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  • It was a twisted and stunted and nameless piece of life that shambled like a sickly ape, arms loose-hanging, stoop-shouldered, narrow-chested, grotesque and terrible.

    THE APOSTATE

  • It is incontrovertible that the children grow up into rotten adults, without virility or stamina, a weak-kneed, narrow-chested, listless breed, that crumples up and goes down in the brute struggle for life with the invading hordes from the country.

    THOSE ON THE EDGE

  • The wincing rugby fan and war hero Lord Baden-Powell (three years from publishing Scouting for Boys) warned of the Roman Empire's fall, seeing all around him just "thousands of young men, pale, narrow-chested, hunched-up, miserable specimens smoking endless cigarettes".

    How the original All Blacks went down in the annals of history

  • Her father, a mild-tempered, narrow-chested, anaemic little clerk, domestic because of his inherent disability to mix with men, had done his full share toward giving the home an atmosphere of sweetness and tenderness.

    Chapter 2

  • He was narrow-chested and skinny, and his hands were always cold and fishy.

    CHAPTER XI

  • It was a twisted and stunted and nameless piece of life that shambled like a sickly ape, arms loose-hanging, stoop-shouldered, narrow-chested, grotesque and terrible.

    THE APOSTATE: written by Jack London

  • The tireless, vigilant forewoman kept a sharp lookout for incipient hysteria, and once led a narrow-chested, stoop-shouldered young thing out of the place in time to prevent a collapse.

    CHAPTER XIV

  • It was a twisted and stunted and nameless piece of life that shambled like a sickly ape, arms loose-hanging, stoop-shouldered, narrow-chested, grotesque and terrible.

    “I ain't never goin' to work again. . . . I'm plum tired out.”

  • I think the image he held of himself was light and quick and proud—an Arabian, or a Thoroughbred, anything but a narrow-chested, old workhorse.

    The Dirty Life

  • The orphanage director was a stooping, narrow-chested man with a pleasantly lined face.

    A Thousand Splendid Suns

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