[ UK /ɛmbˈɒnpɔ‍ɪnt/ ]
NOUN
  1. the bodily property of being well rounded
ADJECTIVE
  1. sufficiently fat so as to have a pleasing fullness of figure
    pleasingly plump
    a chubby child
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How To Use embonpoint In A Sentence

  • The begatting has begun and poor old Emma is becoming "exceeding embonpoint" to say nothing of feeling as sick as a dog and must have put a brave face on it all as she suffered the vagaries of trans-European travel a la 1790's. 65 entries from December 2006
  • And it is weird to get off a boring old commuter train to be faced on the platform with a vast embonpoint, half swathed in shiny scarlet shantung silk, half exposed, like being attacked by a giant blancmange with strawberries. Simon Hoggart's week: Olympic chiefs have built a Brigadoon for the rich
  • Both women have the chalky flesh-tones, the lank pelt of body-hair, and the deep folds of embonpoint characteristic of Baldung's unenticing nudes.
  • The maid for me is young brunette embonpoint-scant. The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night
  • One reason she gave was that other women plainly resented her glorious embonpoint.
  • Though pleasant-looking to Burnell's guarded scrutiny, she was running to embonpoint and corsetry. SOMEWHERE EAST OF LIFE
  • The much discussed embonpoint was merely his lungs forcing his stomach out.
  • In the athletae, embonpoint, if carried to its utmost limit, is dangerous, for they cannot remain in the same state nor be stationary; and since, then, they can neither remain stationary nor improve, it only remains for them to get worse; for these reasons the embonpoint should be reduced without delay, that the body may again have a commencement of reparation. Aphorisms
  • citizeness" of Zurich, _embonpoint_ and matronly, married to one of the portly burghers of the city, and exemplary in all the arts of sheep-shearing, wool-spinning, and cheese-making; a mother, surrounded Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56, Number 349, November, 1844
  • Though pleasant-looking to Burnell's guarded scrutiny, she was running to embonpoint and corsetry. SOMEWHERE EAST OF LIFE
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