Definitions for writ large

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. writ large(adj)

    made more obvious or prominent

    "the effect of...his irregular life could be seen writ large on his gaunt features"


  1. writ large(Adjective)

    Magnified; on a large scale.

  2. writ large(Adjective)

    Readily discerned, unmistakably indicated.

  3. Origin: writ + large; a reference to Plato’s Republic, wherein he describes the state as being like the individual, but larger and easier to examine.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Greg Peters:

    I haven't seen much change fundamentally to suggest that fixed income, writ large, is overvalued.

  2. Dorothy Parker:

    I'm never going to be famous. My name will never be writ large on the roster of Those Who Do Things. I don't do any thing. Not one single thing. I used to bite my nails, but I don't even do that any more.

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