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In 2019, the AOS rejected an earlier proposal to rename the McCown’s longspur, in large part because there was no policy in place for changing a name based on offensiveness.

In less than two years, SpaceX launched more than 1,000 new satellites for its Starlink constellation, becoming the world’s largest satellite operator and increasing the number of active satellites by nearly a third.

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It directly reflects a set of larger problems facing helmet makers.

A large part of the value comes from the number of other people on it.

In other large cities, from Los Angeles to Miami, there were parallel efforts to grow the sport but little coordination.

A fourth suspect, a 26-year-old woman named Hayat Boumeddiene, remains at large.

However much we gossip about heterosexual couples with large age gaps, we at least refrain from calling them sex offenders.

I think a large majority of our fans are [other] nationalities.

Drugeon survived an airstrike last year and is believed to be still at large, officials have said.

Late Wednesday night, French authorities reported that Mourad had surrendered to police, while the two brothers remained at large.

Mr. Jones swung round a large iron key he held in his hand, and light dawned upon him.

Sometimes in the case of large plants, cones have been known to occur on the tips of the branches of the Marsh Horsetail.

The thought seemed to produce the dreaded object, for next moment a large hummock appeared right ahead.

In the entrance hall of the Savoy, where large and lonely porters were dozing, he learnt that she was at home.

His nose was hooked and rather large, his eyes were blue, bright as steel, and set a trifle wide.


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What are other ways to say large?

In reference to the size and extent of concrete objects, large is somewhat formal, great is highly formal and even poetic, suggesting also that the object is notable or imposing, and big is the most general and most colloquial word: a large tree; a great oak; a big tree; a large field; great plains; a big field. When the reference is to degree or a quality, great is the usual word: great beauty; great mistake; great surprise; although big sometimes alternates with it in colloquial style: a big mistake; a big surprise; large is usually not used in reference to degree, but may be used in a quantitative reference: a large number (great number).

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On this page you'll find 153 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to large, such as: broad, considerable, enormous, extensive, full, and generous.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.