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larger-than-life

Definitions

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  • adj. Alternative form of larger than life.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. very imposing or impressive; surpassing the ordinary (especially in size or scale)

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Examples

  • Her debut memoir -- Don't Lets Go To The Dogs Tonight -- was a rollicking, bestseller about Fuller's childhood in war-torn Africa with parents so much larger-than-life that they made the phrase "larger-than-life" seem rather puny.

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  • Seeing stars in this plural-only way is akin to conceiving of “the heavens”—by which we refer not to a grouping of independent heavens but to one larger-than-life object of wonderment.

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  • The Daily, the News Corp. publication for the iPad also showed up larger-than-life with this ad, which has gotten mixed reviews, and isn't even on the ballot for best commercial over at Hulu's AdZone:

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  • "Unbelievable," said an Italian tourist, gawking at a columned house with rotating carousels and a larger-than-life Santa.

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  • Linda had a personality that seemed larger-than-life, and her personal history was nothing less than cinematic (although for her it would have to be an indie film).

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  • Filmmaker Rupert Wyatt creates a larger-than-life film with a philosophical concept and great special effects.

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  • Laurie's father has always been larger-than-life to her, but at some point he became more of a mystery than anything else to her.

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  • While the attention in Dixon now focuses larger-than-life statues and memorials to the nation's 40th President, organizers say the Reagan Centennial is meant to honor the essence of the man.

    Ronald Reagan's Hometown Celebrates His 100th Birthday

  • It tastes just as good as in the bustling cafes of India I remember so fondly.109 Penarth Road, 029-2023 8222, vegetarianfoodstudio.co.ukwelshtravellers La Zucca Magica, NiceThis is a quirky place, with every corner filled with pumpkins, fairy lights and newspaper clippings of the larger-than-life chef, Marco.

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  • And if it isn't bans and positive drug tests – a fate that both Asif and larger-than-life retired fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar have suffered – it's the endless rows and rivalries between players, staff and officials.

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