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Hefty  adj.  
Moderately heavy. (Colloq. U. S.)
Strong; muscular; of people.
Substantial; large; as, a hefty increase in annual profits.

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"Hefty" Quotes from Famous Books

... molecules and atoms really were pressed together, with no space between, probably the earth wouldn't be much bigger than a football, but it would weigh just that much, and a body would fall toward it from space just as fast as now. Quite a hefty football, eh? For the life of me I can't see why the earth's having shrunk has affected the ...
— Darkness and Dawn • George Allan England

... lend you a couple of my men as well. Williams and Johnston. Hefty chaps in a scrimmage, and both equal to engines of any kind. But we must be smart. This must be done before the Turks get any notion ...
— On Land And Sea At The Dardanelles • Thomas Charles Bridges

... down his spectacles to look at the youth through them. "You think he can do it all right? He ain't very hefty." ...
— Uncle William - The Man Who Was Shif'less • Jennette Lee

... goin' t' town in the marnin', Mike, av I kin git a little money from the boss," he said, lookin' up. "It's comin' cold, an' more shnow, I'm thinkin', an' I must have shoepacs, I dunno. So we'll be up early in the marnin', an' it's a hefty two-hours walk t' town fer anny man—more now with the ...
— The Lookout Man • B. M. Bower

... scraping you off, so you wouldn't have such a load to carry with you, he completed the little bridge of leaves and trash, crossed on it as you should have done in the beginning, and came back. Here's your gobbler; and quite a hefty bird, too. Just lift him once, will you, Larry? And to think that he's your game! But Larry, own up now, did you ...
— Chums in Dixie - or The Strange Cruise of a Motorboat • St. George Rathborne

... still, when on the rack And past all due forbearance tried, The ancient fierce desire comes back, I seem to boil inside; And then I take a hefty sack, I place my head within, and thus Loose off, in some secluded niche, A deep, whole-hearted, ...
— Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 156, April 9, 1919 • Various

... Francie and Sammy to be dressed as pages and bear, each, a tray spread with the gifts it was to be her own task and privilege to contrive. Sabina to hover over all as a sort of Cupid, who, if somewhat "hefty" as to avoirdupois, was in all other ...
— Martha By-the-Day • Julie M. Lippmann

... to this one morning when I heard a merry, audacious voice cry out, "See here, Lady Jinny, do you think it a hallmark of piety to have that hefty safety-pin showing in your waistband? Walk right back ...
— The House of the Misty Star - A Romance of Youth and Hope and Love in Old Japan • Fannie Caldwell Macaulay

Words linked to "Hefty" :   powerful, goodly, healthy, sizeable, muscular, brawny, heft, respectable

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