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  • adj. comparative form of paunchy: more paunchy


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  • From behind the dock's bulletproof glass, well groomed and no balder, greyer or paunchier than most 62-year-olds, he has mostly gazed on empty press benches and a deserted public section.

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  • They always seem the worse for it; smaller, paunchier, uglier, duller, void of their former interest.


  • He is old and grey and paunchy and pasty -- and by '12, will be older, greyer, paunchier and pastier -- and snarls.

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  • By this point in their charmed lives, the thirtysomething mom and dad characters had stopped wearing saris and polyester pants and now dressed, inexplicably, for tennis: picture a darker, paunchier Bjorn Borg, in those snug shorts of the era, but with a bushy mustache and too many wristbands.

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  • Plump, paunchy men and even plumper, paunchier women, with big circles of sweat below their arms, are doing their evening “walking.”


  • In one of his few tossed-off asides, Mr. Longworth notes that "the spare couple in American Gothic would be a lot paunchier today."

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  • If you watch the footage carefully you can see Powell get paunchier, shiftier, and more and more bloated with each and every does he put up with himself?

    The Chimes at Midnight

  • Trey met her at six, and he was paunchier than she'd remembered, his high school brawn run to a little fat.

    Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town

  • As Tisserand pointed out, Krazy becomes a little paunchier with time -- don't we all -- but besides that, nothing much changes over the decades.

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  • In 'Outlaw,' it's no different; Smits is a few years older, a bit paunchier and with some graying temples, but that only lends the character of Justice Garza an air of distinguished authority that makes you believe he can win any case with his deep knowledge of constitutional precedents and the penal code.

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