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English definition of “writ large”

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writ large

formal
If one thing is another thing writ large, it is similar to it but larger or more obvious: Hollywood is often said to be American society writ large.
Translations of “writ large”
in Chinese (Traditional) 誇大了的, 更明顯的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 夸大了的, 更明显的…
(Definition of writ large from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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