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writ large

Apparent in a more noticeable or obvious way or to a greater extent. The new blockbuster is really just a simple old story writ large. Come election season, we see all our national concerns 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

clear and obvious.
The literal sense of written in large characters has long fallen out of use. As the past participle of write , writ has been superseded by written except in this phrase and analogous phrases such as writ small .
1994 Time Voters fear the future, which looks to them like the present writ large: more concern about crime, more economic pressure on their families, more of that unnerving sound of something eating away at the edges of their lives.
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ˌwrit ˈlarge

(literary)
1 easy to see or understand: Mistrust was writ large on her face.
2 (used after a noun) being a larger or more obvious example of the thing mentioned: The party’s new philosophies are little more than their old beliefs writ large.
Writ in this idiom means written.
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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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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.
Then the books on Russia, piled on the floor, Foreign so far, might sound, as he read them, like his own, The lists of madmen and saints merely the names Of his own moods writ large, And he'd wonder why he waited so long Before he ordered the Tsar to free the serfs, Why he allows the pogroms to go on.
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.
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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.
Prevention must be writ large if we are to defy the dark prediction of the statistics.
That history is writ large in the story of football.
Aside from the irritation on the eyes for us at home, staff must live in fear of their lunchtime browsing session on Amazon being writ large behind a discussion of North Korea's nuclear capabilities.
Nowhere is this more clear than in how Stewartborn Jonathan Stuart Leibowitzapproaches his Jewishness, or Jewishness writ large.
She contends that there is another discourse in which the cycle is implicated, a discourse in which definitions of citizenship, political rights, foreigner, slavery, and enemies are writ large.
He said that the Sharifs' entire political career was writ large with conflicts against national institutions to the detriment of the nation and the Friday incident at the Punjab Assembly was their latest attempt to weaken the media which was the fourth pillar of the realm.
Prepare for intensity writ large as they try to invoke an ambient atmosphere of epic proportions.