large person


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n large person a person of greater than average size
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  • Red Barber
    Red Barber
    “When I'm talking to a large audience, I imagine that I'm talking to a single person.”
  • Alfred North Whitehead
    “But you can catch yourself entertaining habitually certain ideas and setting others aside; and that, I think, is where our personal destinies are largely decided.”
  • Arthur Schopenhauer
    “The person who writes for fools is always sure of a large audience.”


In literature:

A fair disposal, this, of a man who was scarcely fit to run at large, most reasonable persons would say; but all did not think so.
"Historical Tales, Vol 5 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Peter was a large-minded person; he did not mind that Hilary wore no collar and a floppy tie.
"The Lee Shore" by Rose Macaulay
Pieces which require a large number of persons on the stage of course suffer.
"Town Life in Australia" by R. E. N. (Richard) Twopeny
Her person they describe to have been large, and her voice surprisingly strong, but not manly.
"The History of Sumatra" by William Marsden
It is her instinct to say "little children love one another" rather than to tell one large person to love himself.
"Orthodoxy" by G. K. Chesterton
But the large land-owners and tradesmen of the South will not in the future belong exclusively to the class of persons I have described.
"Black and White" by Timothy Thomas Fortune
The circus was large enough to contain three hundred thousand persons.
"Corinne, Volume 1 (of 2)" by Mme de Stael
Large sections of Sargolian personal property were due to change hands as a result of this encounter.
"Plague Ship" by Andre Norton
Her shoes were several sizes too large, and were some person's cast-off ones.
"Skookum Chuck Fables" by Skookum Chuck (pseud for R.D. Cumming)
These dramas he had the fame of writing, but other persons wrote largely in them.
"Paris: With Pen and Pencil" by David W. Bartlett
Indeed he had gone to Europe in person largely to accomplish that end.
"History of the United States" by Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard
We would here beg to add that nothing will so much instruct a person desiring to acquire sound ideas on escapements as making a large model.
"Watch and Clock Escapements" by Anonymous
Blackbeard was a large man, wide and heavy, and the first impression conveyed by his personality was that of hair and swarthiness.
"Kate Bonnet" by Frank R. Stockton
Drawer B was a large compartment full of papers and of Hyde's personal treasures.
"The Bow of Orange Ribbon" by Amelia E. Barr
For her it had a large and noble, although a rather indefinite meaning, entirely favorable to the person or the object to which it was applied.
"A Man for the Ages" by Irving Bacheller
Indeed, he felt how the large generalness of the event had almost entirely dislodged everything personal.
"Atlantis" by Gerhart Hauptmann
Its cost was about eleven thousand dollars, and the raising of this sum was largely due to the liberality and personal services of Mr. Wm.
"The Women of the Arabs" by Henry Harris Jessup
You attempt to convey to another person the plan of some large building.
"Public Speaking" by Clarence Stratton
These letters, written by different persons, but largely by Hutten, are the most remarkable of all satires of that time.
"The Story of the Innumerable Company, and Other Sketches" by David Starr Jordan
A woolen blanket, large enough to reach and rest upon the floor, and envelop the whole person, is thrown over the hoops.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce

In poetry:

There was an Old Person of Dover,
Who rushed through a field of blue Clover;
But some very large bees,
Stung his nose and his knees,
So he very soon went back to Dover.
"Limerick: There was an Old Person of Dover" by Edward Lear
There was an Old Person of Chester,
Whom several small children did pester;
They threw some large stones,
Which broke most of his bones,
And displeased that Old Person of Chester.
"Limerick:There was an Old Person of Chester" by Edward Lear

In news:

Community associations exist in large part to protect the value of our houses, the home frequently being the largest purchase of a person's life.
To the person or persons who took the large American flag from the American Legion #122 flag pole in the center of Evergreen Cemetery.
On behalf of the students and staff of Fowler High School and the Syracuse City School District at large, I would like to personally thank the parents from Christian Brothers Academy who were so kind to our Fowler students on Saturday night.
The California Highway Patrol is investigating a hit and run accident along Hollister Avenue that left one person with major injuries, and a teenage driver who appears to be at large.
Jim is the winner of the 2002 Marconi Award for Large Market Radio Personality of the Year.
Apparently you can do it for five grand, as long as that person has a sufficiently large ax to grind against his employer.
Personal preference plays a large part in choosing your rifle optics .
It was a day filled with parades, street fairs and large crowds, precisely the kind of day in which New York City politicians immerse themselves in the time-honored tradition of person-to-person contact.
With the demand for customized jewelry ever increasing, Overnight's new personalized collection affords retailers the ability to offer a large selection of custom personal jewelry with no inventory costs.
The aircraft observed seven persons on board, a ladder and large amounts of fuel.
Quantum is a flexible and scalable solution, ideal for personalizing plastic cards in large volumes.
Barack Obama ushered in America's first large-scale experiment in personality-cult politics.
Skin on surface of a person's back is not large enough to cover a face and scalp.
From the QIC tapes used with personal computers (top) to massive tape libraries used in large enterprises (bottom), tape archives fit all requirements QIC cartridges held up to 20GB, while tape libraries hold hundreds of terabytes.
They are a bit large for me, but they have great personalities.

In science:

According to Zinman (2009), a sample of 17940 persons was randomly drawn from all Oregonians and Washingtonians who took a PL from one of four large companies.
Is There Statistical Evidence that the Oregon Payday-Loan Rate Cap Hurts Consumers?
Any country (or indeed person) is free to go anywhere in Antarctica without restriction, assuming they have the means to do so. A measure of the Antarctic Treaty’s success is that there remains a large sector of West Antarctica that has not been claimed by any nation.
Astronomy in Antarctica
FITSManager focuses on management of small and moderately large number of FITS files hosted in astronomer's personal computer, providing index, search, preview, and external linked functions. On a recently produced laptop with 2GB or more memory, it is feasible for FITSManager to take care of thousands of FITS files.
Enhanced Management of Personal Astronomical Data with FITSManager
Menger calls this a “slightly modified game”, presumably because, like the original game A, it offers large payouts with small probabilities, and claims: “.. it is obvious that, even in the modified Petersburg Game, no normal person would risk his total fortune or a substantial amount”, p. 217–218.
Menger 1934 revisited
Nowadays, very large simulations are performed using many mass market personal computers (PCs) components.
Sophie, an FDTD code on the way to multicore, getting rid of the memory bandwidth bottleneck better using cache
Personally, I do not understand how such a large value for the sigma term could be made consistent with other implications of chiral dynamics in the meson–baryon sector.
Hadronic Physics
I present here an incomplete and personal review of Large-Scale Structure (LSS) studies using clusters of galaxies.
Large-Scale Structure Studies with Clusters of Galaxies
The basic reproductive number refers to the expected number of people a typical infective person can infect among a large susceptible population.
A resampling-based test to detect person-to-person transmission of infectious disease
It has involved such persons as Einstein, Hubble, Sandage, Peebles, Charlier, Selety, Lundmark, de Vaucouleurs, Mandelbrot, Pietronero and many others who have studied the large-scale galaxy distribution.
Practical cosmology and cosmological physics
Even more, they have step by step put together large prosopographic databases describing persons and places related to the artefacts under study.
Stabilizing knowledge through standards - A perspective for the humanities
But no relative frequency has been considered and the classification was largely based on the author’s personal testing experience.
Towards a better understanding of testing if conditionals
As long as the data warehouse represent a large amount of data, this personal data warehouse materialized view will narrow exploration space of the user.
User Profile-Driven Data Warehouse Summary for Adaptive OLAP Queries
While this evidence that Ω = 1 is still not compelling, and the arguments for a large Hubble parameter and an old universe do point toward smaller Ω, I personally am persuaded that it is likely that Ω = 1.
Particle Astrophysics after COBE: Blois92 Summary Talk
Geometry of the LIGO test masses (solid squares) and the location (large dot) of the center of mass of a person at time t = 0.
Human Gravity-Gradient Noise in Interferometric Gravitational-Wave Detectors
When the shell is large compared to |~x′ − ~xA |, the second term ( floor & ground noise) will be negligible compared to the first (person noise).
Human Gravity-Gradient Noise in Interferometric Gravitational-Wave Detectors