What is meant by ' Larger than life ' ?
Asked by syed ilyas, 24 Sep '08 02:32 pm
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Very confident, impressive, flamboyant, and likely to attract attention http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/features/dictionary/DictionaryR esults.aspx?refid=1861693011 of the sort legends are made of ; broadly : extraordinary http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/larger -than-life 1. Of greater size or magnitude than is naturally or normally the case. * 1838, Charles Dickens, Nicholas Nickleby, ch. 30, Miss Snevellicci's papa looked very big indeedseveral sizes larger than life. * 1849, Herman Melville, Redburn: His First Voyage, ch. 31, At uniform intervals round the base of the pedestal, four naked figures in chains, somewhat larger than life, are seated in various attitudes of humiliation and despair. 2. (idiomatic, usually of a person) Very imposing, renowned, or impressively influential. * 1988, Joyce Carol Oates, "Intellectual Seduction: Meeting with Gorbachev," New York Ti ...moreAnswered by DRSiva, 24 Sep '08 06:01 pm
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