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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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In a new question this week, only 11% said they see a large risk in outdoor sports, such as skiing, sledding or skating.
I’m very grateful to be a part of a large movement with many leaders.
That 20% was enough for a remarkable, almost instantaneous response of large marine animals coming closer to shore and claiming back their ancestral territory.
This is also the group holding the largest amount of student debt, with about one-third of all young people under 30 holding debt.

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