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Over the gate was written in large letters, 'The Entrance of Mortals.'

Both rooms were large and furnished in a style that had been supremely luxurious in 1878.

I suspect that she was the means of influencing so large a purchase.

In fact, a large portion of the whole book was built on that anecdote.

He had a large family at home waiting his return from a Western journey.

He cared as little for the money as Uncle Peter did, large sum though it was.

He's not so large or tall, but quick and springy, and muscled like a panther.

"I ordered the sun turned on at just this point," replied her husband, with a large air.

His teeth were large and looked like the teeth of many of our own animals.

He was a happy-go-lucky person and he could not give his child a large dowry.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, "bountiful, inclined to give or spend freely," also, of areas, "great in expanse," from Old French large "broad, wide; generous, bounteous," from Latin largus "abundant, copious, plentiful; bountiful, liberal in giving," of unknown origin. Main modern meanings "extensive; big in overall size" emerged 14c. An older sense of "liberated, free from restraining influence" is preserved in at large (late 14c.). Adjective phrase larger-than-life first attested 1937 (bigger than life is from 1640s).

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