from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Very impressive or imposing: "This is a person of surpassing integrity; a man of the utmost sincerity; somewhat larger than life” ( Joyce Carol Oates).
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- adj. Of greater size or magnitude than is naturally or normally the case.
- adj. Very imposing, renowned, or impressively influential.
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He looked shadowy, but larger than life against the yellowish window-pane.
Mike Barnicle, the future columnist, a larger than life personality who had worked for California senator John Tunney, wrote a speech on political reform, taking the Nixon administration to task for its ethical lapses, specifically citing its increasingly suspect dealings with the communications giant ITT, International Telephone and Telegraph.