Sentence Examples with the word portly

In the length he attains, and in his baleen, the Fin-back resembles the right whale, but is of a less portly girth, and a lighter colour, approaching to olive.

Anisya Fedorovna came in and leaned her portly person against the doorpost.

Applied to any other creature than the Leviathan--to an ant or a flea--such portly terms might justly be deemed unwarrantably grandiloquent.

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But lazily undulating in the trough of the sea, and ever and anon tranquilly spouting his vapoury jet, the whale looked like a portly burgher smoking his pipe of a warm afternoon.

And as he waved his arms to impersonate the policeman, his portly form again shook with a deep ringing laugh, the laugh of one who always eats well and, in particular, drinks well.

Princess Kuragina, a portly imposing woman who had once been handsome, was sitting at the head of the table.

But he was stopped on the way by a portly sperm whale, that begged a few moments' confidential business with him.