What is at large?

  • (adv): In a general fashion.
    Example: "He talked at large about his plans"
    Synonyms: in a broad way
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    Spring is strong and virtuous,
    Broad-sowing, cheerful, plenteous,
    Quickening underneath the mould
    Grains beyond the price of gold.
    So deep and large her bounties are,
    That one broad, long midsummer day
    Shall to the planet overpay
    The ravage of a year of war.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Friends serve central functions for children that parents do not, and they play a critical role in shaping children’s social skills and their sense of identity. . . . The difference between a child with close friendships and a child who wants to make friends but is unable to can be the difference between a child who is happy and a child who is distressed in one large area of life.
    Zick Rubin (20th century)