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large

adjective abundant, all-embracing, big, broad, capacious, colossal, comprehensive, endless, enlarged, enormous, excessive, expansive, extensive, gargantuan, giant, giant-size, grand, great, great big, huge, immeasurable, immense, king-size, lavish, limitless, lofty, massive, monstrous, of great scope, oversized, sizable, substantial, tremendous, unbounded, unlimited, vast, wide-ranging, wide-reaching
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See also: broad, capacious, considerable, copious, enormous, extensive, flagrant, gross, major, ponderous, prodigious, substantial

LARGE. Broad; extensive; unconfined. The opposite of strict, narrow, or confined. At large, at liberty.

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At the institution at which I now was, I found that a large portion of the students by some means had their personal expenses paid for them.
A large proportion of these people had been drawn to Washington because they felt that they could lead a life of ease there.
But when many men, without intending to alter the breed, have a nearly common standard of perfection, and all try to get and breed from the best animals, much improvement and modification surely but slowly follow from this unconscious process of selection, notwithstanding a large amount of crossing with inferior animals.
the dog there had two eyes, each as large as the Round Tower at Copenhagen, spinning round in his head like wheels.
As soon as any stranger is seen arriving, a large bell is set tolling, and generally some small cannon are fired.
The door led right into a large kitchen, which was full of smoke from one end to the other: the Duchess was sitting on a three-legged stool in the middle, nursing a baby; the cook was leaning over the fire, stirring a large cauldron which seemed to be full of soup.
These latter are large, reaching down to the floor - have deep recesses - and open on an Italian veranda.
The dining-room, large and well-proportioned, had windows on two sides of it, with heavy curtains of red rep; there was a big table in the middle; and at one end an imposing mahogany sideboard with a looking-glass in it.
The wood flamed up splendidly under the large brewing copper, and it sighed so deeply!
Here I exchanged my nuts for pepper and good aloes wood, and went a-fishing for pearls with some of the other merchants, and my divers were so lucky that very soon I had an immense number, and those very large and perfect.
"Yes," she said, "she often thought so;" and added, "it is my garden, monsieur, which makes me retain this house, otherwise I should probably have removed to larger and more commodious premises long since; but you see I could not take my garden with me, and I should scarcely find one so large and pleasant anywhere else in town."
Thereupon the old woman led her behind a large cask, which quite hid her from view.