stoop-shouldered love



from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a habitual stoop in the shoulders and back.


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  • Just then a stoop-shouldered woman in a brightly-colored dress came around the corner, a measuring tape around her shoulders, a thimble on her thumb, and an armful of fleece pullovers draped over her arms.

    Don Miguel Quesadilla, Disgraced Notary Public

  • This would involve replacement of standard-issue dealers — the stoop-shouldered slobs who dress like parking valets — with seductive looking women in high boots and shiny breastplates, to attract a higher percentage of upscale losers.

    Valhalla After Dark

  • The savior of Rembrandt's faith was a young man with a sweet, homely face, heavy-lidded, stoop-shouldered and wan.

    How Rembrandt Reinvented Jesus

  • The merchant, his blue skin darkened with age, stood stoop-shouldered in the doorway leading into his shop.

    Star Trek: Typhon Pact Paths of Disharmony

  • 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.


  • I saw a stoop-shouldered man come out of his driveway, and without thinking I reached across and grabbed hold of Curt, to hold him back.

    The Puppet Maker

  • A stoop-shouldered muscular man in bib overalls slid down the ditch on his rear end and approached us.

    The Death of James A. Garfield « A Fly in Amber

  • Mr. Hollingbroke, a stoop-shouldered man, had dirty gray hair and a dirtier, grayer, untrimmed beard.

    The Year of Living Scandalously

  • Only one wore the purple, a man of middle age, stoop-shouldered and hollow of eye.

    "Power" by Harl Vincent, part 7


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