plump for

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v plump for be behind; approve of "He plumped for the Labor Party","I backed Kennedy in 1960"
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Usage

In literature:

They'll just plump in there and stop; and so much the better for Royland Towers.
"The Young Castellan" by George Manville Fenn
Jack strode along with him, the crowd at their heels, and soon had the plump Councilor puffing for breath.
"Blackbeard: Buccaneer" by Ralph D. Paine
When you take out any for use, put them into boiling water, with a piece of butter to plump them, and you may use them for whatever you please.
"The Lady's Own Cookery Book, and New Dinner-Table Directory;" by Charlotte Campbell Bury
He dug enough potatoes for next week's dinners, and cut two plump cabbages.
"The Harmsworth Magazine, v. 1, 1898-1899, No. 2" by Various
In about ten days they get quite fat and plump, and are ready for market.
"The Cat of Bubastes" by G. A. Henty
She did not know how she managed to keep so firm and plump, for she had meat only twice a week.
"My Secret Life, Volumes I. to III." by Anonymous
They are remarkable for the firm, healthy plumpness of their muscles, and the transparency of their skins.
"Vegetable Diet: As Sanctioned by Medical Men, and by Experience in All Ages" by William Andrus Alcott
Her plump cheeks looked none the worse for this modest suffusion.
"The Continental Dragoon" by Robert Neilson Stephens
Take another look for the easy-going amenable ones, and see how plump they all were!
"How to Analyze People on Sight" by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
Plump little women like you shouldn't go in for tragedy.
"Brooke's Daughter" by Adeline Sergeant
The great majority of them voted plump for the candidate favoured by the squire or by the farmer.
"The Hills and the Vale" by Richard Jefferies
I hope you will taste better, for you seem plump and tender.
"The Patchwork Girl of Oz" by L. Frank Baum
The Goodfields cows could thank old Kari, the milkmaid, for their plumpness.
"What Happened to Inger Johanne" by Dikken Zwilgmeyer
Of course a few of them had plumped for Vivien, and let off steam, but they'll soon get over it.
"The Head Girl at the Gables" by Angela Brazil
You plumped for money, and you have more than you can spend.
"What a Man Wills" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
The men was all for plumpness then.
"Carnival" by Compton Mackenzie
He is not plump enough for his figure to show fine curves.
"Tuscan Sculpture of the Fifteenth Century" by Estelle M. Hurll
No sooner had the ghost perched on the place appointed for him than down plumped the tree with him into the nether world.
"The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead" by James George Frazer
His wife, a plump, comely woman, waited for us at the landing-place.
"The Span o' Life" by William McLennan
She promptly plumped for Viola, partly from real conviction, and partly because she was chums with the Captain.
"The Jolliest Term on Record" by Angela Brazil
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In poetry:

Two arms of alabaster,
So smooth, so plump, so fair!
None molded by an olden master
Could with their form compare!
Ideals opulent
For inspiraton sent.
"The Daguerreotype" by Aaron Southwick
Nah, Mistress Dump, soa rooasy an plump,
In a carriage gooas ridin up th' street;
An th' lasses sin then all luk aght for old men,
An they're crazy to wed an old freet.
"Ditherum Dump" by John Hartley
Why does she work so? Look and see,
There in the corner, children three!
Plump and furry and full of fun,
(A good-for-nothing is every one.)
And all those kittens
Must have mittens!
"The Three Little Kittens" by Clara Doty Bates
For that pink of female gender
Tall and shapely was, and slender,
Plump of neck and bust and arms;
While the raiment that invested
Her so jealously suggested
Certain more potential charms.
"Lydia Dick" by Eugene Field
My sooth! right bauld ye set your nose out,
As plump an grey as onie grozet:
O for some rank, mercurial rozet,
Or fell, red smeddum,
I'd gie you sic a hearty dose o't,
Wad dress your droddum!
"To A Louse" by Robert Burns
The whole applied, with dext'rous art,
Instantly swell'd her nether part;
She look'd, for all the world, as plump
As if she'd put on a cork rump.
The fashion chang'd of female kind,
Some swell before, but she behind.
"Lord Chesterfield And The Farmer's Wife" by William Hutton

In news:

In a small bowl, cover the apricots with hot water and let stand for 10 minutes, until they are plump.
Members of the Moniteau County Cattleman 's Association who grilled up the Juicy 12 ounce Kansas City Strip steaks along with plump hot dogs for the children.
We happily trek to this unassuming two-room establishment way out in the Richmond District for beautifully made soup dumplings , here listed as Shanghai steamed dumplings : heaven on a plate, and only $4.95 for 10 big, plump, juicy beauties.
Last month I wrote this post about the increase in popularity for earlobe surgery and anti-aging procedures to plump up earlobes that suffered for decades under the weight of heavy earrings.
That said, so many mascaras claim they'll plump our lashes to their fullest potential, yet time after time, we're left feeling disappointed or yearning for more.
A paladin for the plump / Ex-actor's images sing out in praise of naked plus-size body.
Bobby Plump has lived 75 years, but he's best known for 18 seconds of it.
Arborio rice is great for Stephanie Prida's pudding, because the plump grains stay perfectly firm and chewy.
For piling on coffee and library tables, not to mention fueling midnight dreaming, nothing replaces lavishly illustrated tomes plump with inspiration.
In this holiday season of home cooking and carefully honed recipes, some astronomers are asking: What is the best mix of ingredients for stars to make the largest number of plump black holes .
Three weeks ago, while browsing the Thanksgiving issue of Bon Appetit, I was so taken by the golden turkeys, plump stuffings and creamy mashed potatoes that I invited six friends over for this year's holiday repast.
Like a filler for your hair, this serum plumps thinning locks for a fuller, more youthful look.
Crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, with plump chunks of salt cod, they are a terrific match for zippy caipirinhas.
So she decided to start a business, Pretty and Plump Purses , to fill her passion for cute handbags.
3/4 cup golden raisins, plumped for 2-3 minutes in orange juice in microwave.
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In science:

For a family of bounded domains in Rn satisfying a certain plumpness condition (socalled A(c)-condition) Theorem 1.3 was proved by Ha j lasz and Martio .
On extensions of Sobolev functions defined on regular subsets of metric measure spaces
We shall not be concerned here with having to plump for a speciļ¬c model, but it is worth noting that evidence is starting to mount in favour of the explanation in terms of scattering from a hidden blazar.
The radio background: radio-loud galaxies at high and low redshifts
This argument, though, could still allow for black rings where the radii of the two S 1 are set by the same scale, i.e., the black rings should be plump.
Black Holes in Higher Dimensions
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