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  • n  the bodily property of being well rounded

  • Lady Willingdon, brunette, in-clined to plumpness, presented the purser with a diamond stickpin, "on account of the trouble we have given on the way over.
  • Pittsburghers used to know their Mayor Charles Howard Kline as a "good fellow" who liked the public eye and hid a tendency toward plumpness with snappy, well-tailored suits.
  • Even the plumpness of the bronze cast provides the suggestion of skin, while the slightly fuzzy texture of the metal further equivocates, not with the look, but with the feel .
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  • Man Accused Of Sending Employee Illustrated, Laminated Erotic Poems
    A supervisor at a white-shoe law firm accused of sexually harassing one of his employees allegedly sent the woman laminated, illustrated erotic poems with lines like, “I enjoy you so. Your thick legs and all of the voluptuous plumpness that accents your womanhood." Read more...        
    July 13, 2013 - Gawker

  • Peter Coyote in San Francisco Chronicle
    I met Lenore in 1965 at a citywide meeting of artists opposed to the war in Vietnam,said actor Peter Coyote. "Lenore was physically beautiful and physically commanding. She had this voluptuous plumpness about her and an absolute serenity."
  • Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin in New Yorker
    In 1825, the French gourmand Brillat-Savarin wrote that "to acquire a perfect degree of plumpness . . . is the life study of every woman in the world."

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