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- enPR: lärjʹ-li
- Hyphenation: large‧ly
- In a widespread or large manner.
- 1924, William John Locke, The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol:
- She smiled at Aristide, who smiled at her, and Jean, seeing them happy, smiled largely at them both.
- For the most part; mainly or chiefly.
- They were largely successful in their efforts.
- 1992, Rudolf M[athias] Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, New York, N.Y.: Columbia University Press, →ISBN, page vii:
- Herbarium material does not, indeed, allow one to extrapolate safely: what you see is what you get; what you get is classical alpha-taxonomy which is, very largely and for sound reasons, in disrepute today.
- 2013 June 22, “T time”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8841, page 68:
- Yet in “Through a Latte, Darkly”, a new study of how Starbucks has largely avoided paying tax in Britain, Edward Kleinbard […] shows that current tax rules make it easy for all sorts of firms to generate what he calls “stateless income”: […]. In Starbucks’s case, the firm has in effect turned the process of making an expensive cup of coffee into intellectual property.
- On a large scale; amply.
- (obsolete) Fully, at great length.
- 1590, Edmund Spenser, “Book III, Canto II”, in The Faerie Queene. […], London: […] [John Wolfe] for William Ponsonbie, →OCLC:
- It ill beseemes a knight of gentle sort, / Such as ye haue him boasted, to beguile / A simple mayd, and worke so haynous tort, / In shame of knighthood, as I largely can report.
- (in a large manner):
- (for the most part): by and large, for the most part, in the main; see also Thesaurus:mostly
- (on a large scale): abundantly, fully, plentifully
- (at great length): at length
in a widespread or large manner
for the most part
on a large scale
(obsolete in English) fully, at great length — see also at length