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  • n  the property of excessive fatness

  • A tennis fanatic when he was younger, his increasing corpulence later became a preoccupation, she says, so he exercised daily by swimming laps.
  • Does corpulence make a difference? It does; 52.
  • Of medium size and corpulence, with heavy, mustached face, he lives in Cap Ferrat, France, travels widely, stutters, has effeminate men friends.
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  • William Banting in Jamaica Observer
    As long ago as l864 a Dr William Banting wrote a pamphlet entitled "A Letter on Corpulence, Addressed to the Public" promoting a low-carbohydrate diet that enabled him to lose 46 pounds in a year.

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