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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishportlyport‧ly /ˈpɔːtli $ ˈpɔːr-/ adjective written  FATsomeone who is portly, especially an old man, is fat and round a portly old gentlemansee thesaurus at fat
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portlyDewey himself campaigned with the portly dignity of an incumbent, while Truman screeched and kicked like an outsider.the portly figure of General von HindenburgHe was a portly man, red-faced and always panting.The lawyer was a tall, portly man with a snub nose, a square chin, and a short neck.The bishop was a dignified, portly man, with thinning white hair.Those 29 words sealed the portly politician's fate.As they leaned against a red brick wall, a portly prison system official swabbed at the sweat trickling into his collar.George Shultz, the bluff and portly secretary of state, evidently thought much the same.But then she also spends some time persuading the audience to laugh at her own idiosyncrasies and rather portly shape.He was amiable, grizzle-haired and portly, with a wide smile.
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