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full

1. of, relating to, or designating a relationship established by descent from the same parents
2. Music
a. powerful or rich in volume and sound
b. completing a piece or section; concluding
3. (of sails, etc.) distended by wind
4. (of wine, such as a burgundy) having a heavy body
5. (of a colour) containing a large quantity of pure hue as opposed to white or grey; rich; saturated
6. in full cry (esp of a pack of hounds) in hot pursuit of quarry
7. Brit a ridge of sand or shingle along a seashore

full

Of a dimension, slightly oversize.
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The miller thought she must mean one of his puppies or kittens, so promised the nixy at once what she asked, and returned to his mill full of hope.
Across the threshold of this door lay a skin bag, formed of a goat- skin, that appeared to be full of pebbles.
My heart that once was full of light Is but a dying moon to-night.
Everywhere resoundeth the voices of those who preach death; and the earth is full of those to whom death hath to be preached.
Agamemnon led them on, and slew first Bienor, a leader of his people, and afterwards his comrade and charioteer Oileus, who sprang from his chariot and was coming full towards him; but Agamemnon struck him on the forehead with his spear; his bronze visor was of no avail against the weapon, which pierced both bronze and bone, so that his brains were battered in and he was killed in full fight.
And it was a NEW ONE, full of wasps, and they all flew out and STUNG US TERRIBLY, on the face and hands.
Like a mob of young collegians, they are full of fight, fun, and wickedness, tumbling round the world at such a reckless, rollicking rate, that no prudent underwriter would insure them any more than he would a riotous lad at Yale or Harvard.
Suddenly I came to myself and, with that strange instinct which seems ever to prompt me to my duty, I seized the cudgel, which had fallen to the floor at the commencement of the battle, and swinging it with all the power of my earthly arms I crashed it full upon the head of the ape, crushing his skull as though it had been an eggshell.
He's more to be pitied than anything," a man from New York drawled, as he lay at full length along the cushions under the wet skylight.
I've always longed for lots of boys, and never had enough, now I can fill the house full and revel in the little dears to my heart's content.
I could now see her dress in full daylight; a neat, simple mousseline-laine gown fitted her compact round shape to perfection--delicate little collar and manchettes of lace, trim Parisian brodequins showed her neck, wrists, and feet, to complete advantage; but how grave was her face as she came suddenly upon me
Why the apparent ease with which I seemingly deceived them did not rouse my suspicions I know not, unless it was that my mind was still so full of that fleeting glimpse of my beloved princess that there was room in it for naught else.