1. very imposing or impressive; surpassing the ordinary (especially in size or scale)
    heroic sculpture
    of heroic proportions
    an epic voyage
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How To Use larger-than-life In A Sentence

  • He was a larger-than-life character who went on to build a replica of Venice - including a Grand Canal, with gondolas - inside his new hotel, the Venetian.
  • London has always been a magnet for larger-than-life literary luminaries. Times, Sunday Times
  • The writing is crisp, making the characters realistic personas despite their larger-than-life roles.
  • The genius, here, is that the athletic soar of that chesty attitude indicates not boyish high spirits or exuberant tough-guy mayhem, but a desperate cling to a fading image of the larger-than-life.
  • Rees, a rugby nut, probably noticed that the larger-than-life, if gobby, pupil was developing a talent for sport.
  • He was transforming into a larger-than-life character that unapologetically shoved his way into the American Psyche until he seemed to almost stand astraddle Hollywood, casting a tall shadow that stretched across the entire country.
  • Chicago-set "Ride Along" is about a "larger-than-life" cop who is all "razor blades and brass knuckles wrapped in politeness and egoless charm. 'Idol' format changing, 'Glee' getting post-Super Bowl on Fox
  • Such a larger-than-life figure shouldn't really be confined to a mere album. Times, Sunday Times
  • The script allows full rein to her larger-than-life acting style.
  • And, being a pantomime, there is a larger-than-life dame, played by Peter Jones.
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