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stout

(stowt) [O.Fr. estout, bold]
Having a bulky body.
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Her outstanding feature is the volume and stoutness of her soprano, one capable of grand dramatic expression.
We just have to have the presence of mind to see them for what they are, the resolve to make our own destinies and most of all, the stoutness of spirit to seize the day.
Something confident and profound filled his spirit and materialized in the space of the classroom through his voice, when he stressed some words as if he were tasting them, and through his stoutness and hand gestures.
Exceptions were leaf specific weight, which correlated negatively with soil nitrogen and organic matter, and trunk stoutness, which correlated negatively with insolation (Table 4).
The early 19th century firmly associated stoutness with influence, wealth, and respectability.
But because I am a bear for stoutness, I ran a couple of short deck screws thru the two halves, then silicone caulked the screw heads and the entire joint.
His principal point was that the comic countered the partial, the abstract, the alienated, and pretentious and restored to us a realization of the stoutness, goodness, and commonality of our humanity.
Kadlubek concludes by praising the patience and prudence of some strong men (O mira in viro forti tam patientiae constantia quam prudentiae industria), then offers an allegory about Prudence and its daughter Patience, as well as about Courage and its relative Stoutness:
Kathy Bates plays a neighbour with formidable stoutness of dress and character and one of the film's highlights for me was the considerable irony demonstrated by her mentally ill son in confronting April and Frank with unpalatable and unwanted home truths--a rather shocking and revealing admission in that era when social niceties remained the order of the day and 'truth' deferred to social conventions.
9): with proximal blade inserting on right side of the apical blade, apical blade smoothly curved and of moderate stoutness, apical hook and subapical notch rather weakly developed, and the body of the vesica shaped in an angle.
Immensely broad-chested and muscular, though not tall, he weighed eighteen stone [about 250 lbs]; yet in spite of his stoutness he was exceedingly hardy and active, and a wonderful horseman.