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Fairly large:‘a sizeable proportion of the population’‘a sizeable apartment’
fairly large, substantial, considerable, respectable, significant, largish, biggish, decent, decent-sized, generous, handsomebonnytidy, not to be sneezed at, seriousgoodlyView synonyms
- ‘As you can imagine, having such high profile talent draws a sizable crowd of followers.’
- ‘There are real and in some cases sizable sex differences with respect to some cognitive abilities.’
- ‘The match was played in springtime sunshine at the Dundalk Road venue to a sizeable crowd.’
- ‘The night was slow in comparison to the summer months, but a sizable crowd remained nevertheless.’
- ‘Heroin use on a sizable scale is a fairly recent development in Limerick.’
- ‘At least you have a family sizable enough to create an Thanksgiving-style crowd.’
- ‘He emphasized that a sizable proportion comprised fairly recent arrivals in the party.’
- ‘This points to some serious problems for a sizeable proportion of the working population.’
- ‘Unfortunately, there seemed to be only two fish swimming in the fairly sizable tank.’
- ‘Pubs had even ordered extra beer and glasses with a sizeable crowd expected.’
- ‘Nobody can take it as guaranteed that just because you make a sizeable investment you will see a decent return.’
- ‘Over the last two years the bank rates have been cut sizeably, as the inflation rates were low and the bank rates were pruned to match with the real interest rates.’
- ‘Nevertheless, the sizeable crowd was ready to rock by the time the band took to the stage.’
- ‘If someone shows me evidence that destroys my world view, or even shakes it sizeably, then I will stop being an atheist.’
- ‘All told a sizeable sum was raised over the years and considerable service given to the community.’
- ‘Both sides engaged in an entertaining encounter which drew applause from the sizeable crowd.’
- ‘There was a sizable crowd on the pier where crews, supporters and on-lookers were gathered to watch the racing.’
- ‘That night a National Gallery show of four artists opened with a sizable crowd in attendance.’
- ‘Bidding to close the sizeable gap between her and Cian O'Connor, she put in a determined effort.’
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