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Nov 11, 2022
This week’s theme
Postpositives

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presumptive
at large

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with Anu Garg

at large

PRONUNCIATION:
(at larj)

MEANING:
adjective:1. Having a wide scope.
 2. As a whole.
 3. Not captured.
adverb:In a general manner.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin ad largum (at liberty). Earliest documented use: 1391.

USAGE:
“He signed on for a five-year stint in ... the enviable position of Editor-at-Large which allowed him to pursue anything he fancied.”
John Patrick Kavanagh; Weekend at Prism; Riverdale; 2016.

“Most of those believed to be responsible are still at large.”
An Anti-Corruption Party Triumphs; The Economist (London, UK); Jul 17, 2021.

See more usage examples of at large in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Brothers and sisters are as close as hands and feet. -Vietnamese proverb

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