writ large
phrasal on a larger scale or in a more prominent manner <
the problems of modern totalitarianism are only our own problems writ largeTimes Literary Supplement
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  • writ large — If something is writ large, it is emphasised or highlighted …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • writ large — • Every project has success writ large over it Author, 1994. This still popular phrase is first recorded in the 17c, and is based on a participial form of write that is otherwise obsolete …   Modern English usage

  • writ large — ► writ large in an obvious or exaggerated form. Main Entry: ↑writ …   English terms dictionary

  • writ large — formal if something is another thing writ large, it is a clearer or stronger form of that thing. Hollywood is American society writ large …   New idioms dictionary

  • writ large — adjective Magnified; on a large scale. In the case of Malaysia, for instance, the regime depends not on labour writ large but specifically on the unorganised Malay masses …   Wiktionary

  • writ large —    If something is writ large, it is emphasised or highlighted.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • writ large — literary 1) clear to almost anyone Surprise was writ large on her face. 2) in a bigger form …   English dictionary

  • Writ large —   If something is writ large, it is emphasised or highlighted …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • writ large — adjective made more obvious or prominent (Freq. 1) the effect of...his irregular life could be seen writ large on his gaunt features • Similar to: ↑obvious …   Useful english dictionary

  • writ large — in an obvious or exaggerated form. → one s writ …   English new terms dictionary

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