Complete Works of Virginia Woolf: The Voyage Out
"But I didn't mind till afterwards; when -" she paused, and saw the figure of the bloated little man again - "I became terrified."
"No," said Rachel, sitting bolt upright, "I shan't do that. I shall think about it all day and all night until I find out exactly what it does mean."
1. excessively large;
2. a bloated organization or system is not effective because it is too large or has too many workers;
3. swollen with liquid, air or gas.
with your back very straight.