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writ large

Signified, expressed, or embodied with greater magnitude, as in That book on Lincoln is simply an article writ large. [ Mid-1600s ]
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  • A great question was writ large upon his intelligent countenance.

    The Monster Men Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • He was breathing hard, and fear was writ large upon his rugged face.

    The Tavern Knight Rafael Sabatini
  • It is writ large in Hansard, in the Blue-books, and in the daily journals.

  • The secret, therefore, was not writ large on the walls of Esens.

    The Riddle of the Sands Erskine Childers
  • His nerves were tense with the certainty that the answer was writ large for him to read.

    The Flying Death Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • They have failed and their failure is writ large on the face of the ryot.

  • He had “schelm” writ large all over his yellow personality, they declared.

    Aletta Bertram Mitford

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