- to a great extent; in great part; generally; chiefly: The plan depends largely on his willingness to cooperate. That is largely incorrect.
- in great quantity; much.
Origin of largely
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Examples from the Web for largely
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The demonstrations have been largely peaceful, with fewer arrests and clashes with police than in other cities.Eric Garner Protesters Have a Direct Line to City Hall
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I have existed in a magic Bohemia, largely of my own making.Ballads of a Bohemian
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After all, the conquest of fear is largely a question of vitality.The Conquest of Fear
Bedr's story, largely false as it might be, must have a basis of truth.It Happened in Egypt
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Life's naked brutalities had theretofore been largely out of his ken.The Black Bag
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The 107th Ohio, (German,) was organized and largely recruited in Cleveland.Cleveland Past and Present
- principally; to a great extent
- on a large scale or in a large manner
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Word Origin and History for largely
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