burly burly  /ˈbɜr li/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) muscular and heavily built

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. I believe individuals can and do change the course of history, but it's often hard to tease out one person's vision and influence from the hurly-burly of events.
  2. But Haji Bashar Noorzai, the burly, bearded leader of one of Afghanistan's largest and most troublesome tribes, was not on a mission to case New York City for a terrorist attack.
  3. He'd sing, act a little, show off his burly torso, flash that intoxicating smile-and, uniquely for a black actor, get top billing above whites.

News

  1. Flashback: Tracking NRV history

    1988 (25 years ago) - “A burly 6-foot bear took an impromptu tour of town [Blacksburg] Thursday, leading more than 15 police officers and residents with cameras racing behind him.” - “A total of 51 Virginia Tech athletes and members of athletic support groups made the dean’s list during the spring quarter.” - “For a [...]
    on June 23, 2013     Source: Roanoke Times

  2. Feeds and reads: Reactions to James Gandolfini’s death

    James Gandolfini, the burly actor best known for his Emmy-winning portrayal of a conflicted New Jersey mob boss in the groundbreaking TV series "The Sopranos," died on Wednesday vacationing in Italy. He was 51.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles

  3. Actor James Gandolfini, star of 'The Sopranos,' dead In Italy

    James Gandolfini, the burly actor best known for his Emmy-winning portrayal of a conflicted New Jersey mob boss in the acclaimed HBO cable television series "The Sopranos," has died while vacationing in Rome, Italy, the network said on Wednesday.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Newton Citizen

Quotes

  1. "It's funny to see him come up after Ortiz - a big, burly guy," teammate Mark Kotsay said.
    on Sep 3, 2008 By: Mark Kotsay Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. Taken away by "six burly guys," the St. Paul, Minn., law professor recalled, "My conclusion was their intent was to disappear me, not arrest me."
    on Jun 22, 2010 By: Paul Kagame Source: Lexington Herald Leader

  3. "It's about a moment of connectedness with an absolute stranger," Vardalos explained. "It's about when a big burly guy comes up to me on the streets and says, 'I'm just like Toula.' I absolutely love that. I feel like I have more cousins than...
    on Apr 13, 2004 By: Nia Vardalos Source: NBC5.com

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