One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
sentence adverb To a great extent; on the whole; mostly.‘he was soon arrested, largely through the efforts of Tom Poole’
mostly, mainly, to a large extent, to a great extent, to a great degree, on the whole, chiefly, generally, in general, predominantly, substantially, primarily, overall, for the most part, in the main, principally, in great measure, preponderantly, first and foremost, for all intents and purposes, basicallyView synonyms
- ‘It has been achieved largely without reducing cover prices to shift extra copies.’
- ‘If you make assumptions about how the world has changed you usually get it largely wrong.’
- ‘His play prior to Augusta had largely been in Europe in very different conditions.’
- ‘The Celtic fans know the season is over, and that even a win today will be largely meaningless.’
- ‘We can offer that largely because of the high number of staff we have and the training the staff have done.’
- ‘In fact, the safety fears that keep many families off boats are largely unwarranted.’
- ‘During that time he has largely been content to let his reports do the talking.’
- ‘To the extent that this is so it alerts us to a largely hidden aspect of disadvantage.’
- ‘It hopes the restructuring will be largely in place by the middle of next year.’
- ‘Efforts to introduce it to other parts of the world have been largely unsuccessful.’
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