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by and large meaning

  "by and large" in a sentence
  • Adverb: by and large
    1. Usually; as a rule
      "by and large it doesn't rain much here"
      - generally, more often than not, mostly

  • [American idiom]
    generally; usually. (Originally a nautical expression. Fixed order.)
    I find that, by and large, people tend to do what they are told to do.
    By and large, rosebushes need lots of care.

  • [American slang]
    generally; usually. (Originally a nautical expression.)
      I find that, by and large, people tend to do what they are told to do.
      By and large, rosebushes need lots of care.
  • at large:    Adverb: at largeIn ...
  • large:    Adjective: large ( ...
  • large it:    [British slang]Ver ...

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  1. this practice is not good by and large.
  2. by and large, the conditions of employment are good.
  3. before liberation there was no heavy industry in china by and large.
  4. we had moments of tension, but by and large our relationship was correct.
  5. in fact, the social and political status of negroes by and large worsened, while their economic status only slightly improved.

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