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writ large

(slightly formal)
expressed in a bigger or more obvious way She believed that cultures are just personalities writ large. The genius of the story is that it's about ordinary life writ large.
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writ large

  (formal)
if something is another thing writ large, it is a clearer or stronger form of that thing Hollywood is American society writ large.
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writ large

Signified, expressed, or embodied with greater magnitude, as in That book on Lincoln is simply an article writ large. [Mid-1600s]
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writ large

Signified, expressed, or embodied in a greater or more prominent magnitude or degree: "The man was no more than the boy writ large" (George Eliot).
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Leave it to the poetic and philosophical Dennis Kucinich, Democrat of Ohio, to denounce Bush's military tribunals on the floor of the House as "Kafka's The Trial, writ large.
The consequences are writ large in history and today across the world: death and destruction, not to mention the downfall of our nation.
Aquinas adopts Plato's maxim that the polis is "human being writ large.
Does anyone suppose that Shakespeare meant to say that only males abused their authority, when he wrote these lines at the end of the English throne's long occupation by a woman, a woman whose abuse of regal authority is writ large in the history of the time?
In cars people fail to notice the cloud-haunted immensity above, and geologic time writ large and red with bluffs, mesas, overthrusts, absent oceans bloody in sun.
This makes "The Lost World" a sort of Frankenstein story writ large, with mad scientists bringing not just individual persons but entire species back from the grave.
He is surely the most influential figure in recent sci-fi, and Johnny Mnemonic bears his futuristic concerns writ large.
Ifs essentially our problem with electric vehicles, writ large.
The future of American health care is already writ large in its present.
We saw this attitude writ large in Exxon's disastrous response to the Alaskan Valdez oil spill.
More recently, Elvira has become the unofficial spokesperson for "Halloween" writ large, keeping her in high demand for public appearances, TV interview and product promotions.
Pensions Minister Steve Webb, who said he wanted action in response to the findings, said: "I think this report shows what I'd call the guilty secrets of the pensions industry writ large and the onus is now on the industry to put its house in order.
The crime situation in this country is beyond repair, and Geoffrey's mention of "re-offending" and the offenders constantly passing through a "revolving door" is writ large in Government failure.
Sadism and perversity is writ large in the actions of the organisers of Jallikattu and the event is meant not for the wellbeing of the animal but for the pleasure and enjoyment of human beings, particularly the organisers and spectators", the court said.