Definition of 'at large'
Example sentences containing 'at large'
He blames the loss of the draft for the population at large not caring about what happens to the army.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
You were not able to be physically detained by your carers and so you were at large for about two months.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
How about the public at large?Times, Sunday Times (2009)
How about in society at large?Exploring language (6th edn) (1995) Times, Sunday Times (2016)
In particular, in that the public at large forgets about the people involved being real.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
But then I realised he was talking about the country at large.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Trends of 'at large'
View usage over:
Definition of at large from the Collins English Dictionary
Protect yourself from online fraud
What to look out for to stay one step ahead of scammers
We take a look at the etymology behind the word 'election' in the run-up to the UK General Election in June
Language expert Ian Brookes looks at the word 'election' and its origins.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.