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larger-than-life

[lahr-jer-th uh n-lahyf] /ˈlɑr dʒər ðənˈlaɪf/
adjective
1.
exceedingly imposing, impressive, or memorable, especially in appearance or forcefulness:
a larger-than-life leader.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50
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  • It certainly has far fewer larger-than-life billionaires.
  • But the professor used to be a larger-than-life figure on whom the smitten student nurtured a quiet crush.
  • During his manic spells, he was overtaken by surges of larger-than-life emotion that ended up reflected in his poetry.
  • The murals reflect the glamour and larger-than-life character of display windows found in stores above the station.
  • At the base of the spire is a furniture grouping of a table and several larger-than-life chairs.
  • Since the invention of flight, armed conflicts have imbued a small number of military aircraft with a larger-than-life mystique.
British Dictionary definitions for larger-than-life

larger-than-life

adjective
1.
exceptionally striking or colourful
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