larger-than-life larger-than-life

Definition(s):

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

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. It is fashionable at this fin de sicle to use the man to tear down the hero, to expose human pathologies at the expense of larger-than-life achievements.
  2. Her elaborate, larger-than-life paste-ups have earned New York artist Swoon a loyal following among street art aficionadosand major cultural institutions.
  3. It is fashionable at this fin de siecle to use the man to tear down the hero, to expose human pathologies at the expense of larger-than-life achievements.

News

  1. Northern California Veterans Museum fair booth extols price of freedom

    Rescued from the trash heap, three larger-than-life statues of poncho-clad American G.I.s trudging over a hill during the Korean War promote the Northern California Veterans Museum and Heritage Center while extolling the price our veterans paid in preserving freedom for a land and people they did not know.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Anderson Valley Post

  2. Zdeno Chara puts up minutes, performance for Bruins

    CHICAGO — Near the podiums on NHL media day Tuesday hung a picture, a larger-than-life Zdeno Chara, his mouth open in a scream of ecstasy, the Stanley Cup held over his head. A few yards away was the real Chara, serious, businesslike, as he answered questions from a horde of reporters that wanted to know how he has remained so good after playing so many minutes game after game after game.        
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Boston Globe

  3. Mormon History Association speaker: Brigham Young enigmatic, larger than life

    Brigham Young was an enigmatic, larger-than-life figure for many people, both in the past and present, a fact reflected in...
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Deseret News

Quotes

  1. Sen. Orrin Hatch, a conservative Republican who formed a political alliance with Kennedy on some health-related issues, called Kennedy "an iconic, larger-than-life" senator with outsize influence.
    on Aug 25, 2009 By: Orrin Hatch Source: Winnipeg Sun

  2. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement that Olsen "was a larger-than-life person, literally and figuratively, and leaves an enormously positive legacy."
    on Mar 11, 2010 By: Roger Goodell Source: USA Today

  3. "It's a tough one because Symonds is such a larger-than-life character. I wouldn't have thought so," Clark said. "As much as what happened, people still love to see him playing cricket and people love playing against him and competing against...
    on Sep 6, 2008 By: Stuart Clark Source: Indiatimes

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