from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. Without reserve; fully; roundly; plainly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Fully; roundly; plainly; without reserve.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Fully; roundly: without reserve: as, to assert a thing plumply.


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  • Gazzara had established a willingness to work outside the commercial mainstream, specialising in anti-social characters including a plumply brutish Al Capone, but his career wavered between quality and dross, film and television and work in the US, Italy and a few other countries, notching up over 80 movies in the years following his initial collaboration with Cassavetes.

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  • Where better to take a break from the joys of shopping bargain sales start next week than the sleek but cozy tea room with its plumply comfortable armchairs?

    Exploring Sushi on the Seine

  • Whoever she was, she was a taking thing, small and plumply curved, her face heart-shaped, her hair a rich golden blond that complemented her creamy skin, which was pinkened by the wind.

    One Night in Scotland

  • If she continued to eat like this without those long walks, she would soon resemble the plumply upholstered sofa!

    red dust

  • The farms looked large and prosperous, even the cows looked plumply outsize and although there were plenty of villages and towns there was a refreshing lack of factories.

    Politics 101

  • There was a heavy wooden table against one wall and a variety of shabby basket chairs, plumply upholstered and well cushioned.

    Politics 101

  • Valentina, or Valla, as her father called her, smiled and tossed her silver-blonde head - she was a plumply pert little piece, sure enough, but I spared a glance for Aunt Sara as well.

    The Sky Writer

  • Bake for one hour, covered loosely with baking parchment, or until the apricots are plumply cooked in the fragrant syrup.


  • There was a file of erotica, surprisingly mild, mostly drawings of women in tight latex lingerie that pushed their breasts and buttocks out plumply and had highlights from unseen illumination glowing on them; many were tied, all were made up, with bright red cupid lips.

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  • There, seated regally and plumply on the chest with her back to me, gazing at herself in the mirror, was our cat Purr.

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