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writ large

Definition of writ large in English:

1Clear and obvious: the unspoken question was writ large upon Rose’s face
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  • Obviously, dejection was writ large on his face, as he could not get more ‘coverage’.
  • That observation is writ large if one looks at the history of the bill.
  • The anger of victims confronted with the complacency and hostility of local and federal authorities was writ large on their faces and made clear in their comments to reporters.
1.1In a stark or exaggerated form: bribing people by way of tax allowances is the paternalistic state writ large
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  • Foer's work locates itself somewhere in this shifting landscape, between memory and monumentality, image and immortality: it's the personal odyssey writ large.
  • But I think that the superhero-as-metaphor involves a superhero being some sort of intellectual, emotional, or other such concept writ large.
  • The supercharged psyche of young adulthood is writ large on the landscape: nothing is as it seems, and every tiny item - a rock, a song, a glance - means more than it can possibly say.
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