The death of the gargantuan Hummer marks the passing of our obsession with largeness.
This was a president who – maybe just that week – had fully grown into the largeness of his office.
Here is the touch of nature indeed, her largeness and eternity.
It wouldn't have occurred to me that it was any indication of largeness.
In the first place, feminine rule is certainly not favorable to anything like largeness of mind or breadth of view.
It was only the largeness of the sum which made him hesitate.
The largeness of his doubts was the result not of deep thinking, but of a lazy lack of thought.
It was a beautiful lesson to me, this largeness of purpose in needlework.
A villager was once struck with the largeness of a pumpkin and the thinness of the stem upon which it grew.
They are much disliked on account of the largeness of their wants.
c.1200, "bountiful, inclined to give or spend freely," also, of areas, "great in expanse," from Old French large "broad, wide; generous, bounteous," from Latin largus "abundant, copious, plentiful; bountiful, liberal in giving," of unknown origin. Main modern meanings "extensive; big in overall size" emerged 14c. An older sense of "liberated, free from restraining influence" is preserved in at large (late 14c.). Adjective phrase larger-than-life first attested 1937 (bigger than life is from 1640s).