largely

adverb
large·​ly | \ ˈlärj-lē How to pronounce largely (audio) \

Definition of largely

: in a large manner especially : to a large extent : mostly, primarily words largely unknown a decade ago

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Examples of largely in a Sentence

The story is largely true. He is largely responsible for the problem. The economy is based largely on farming.
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Recent Examples on the Web Jara cut a frustrated figure for most of the night, though, and was largely on the game’s periphery. Dallas News, 30 May 2021 Although some northern anglers have turned heads over the years – especially Kevin VanDam of Michigan, who holds the record with 26 Bassmaster tourney wins – the series has largely been the domain of fishermen from southern states. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 29 May 2021 Compton became majority Latino years ago, but power is still largely in the hands of Black politicians. Kailyn Brown, Los Angeles Times, 29 May 2021 The supply chain pressures are largely consumer-driven, with unpredictable buying habits relying heavily on e-commerce goods more than ever through online and mobile shopping. Jim Rock, Forbes, 28 May 2021 Requirements for employee testing when multiple infections or an outbreak at a worksite are largely the same. Carolyn Said, San Francisco Chronicle, 28 May 2021 The bill, passed by a 40-2 vote, was met with little opposition, as most of the legislators are largely pro-Beijing. Time, 27 May 2021 For the most part, Rinder said, cases involving the church have played out in civil court, where lawyers for Scientology have largely been successful in convincing judges that its practices are irrelevant. al, 27 May 2021 For Sholler, the move was largely a function of just not having anything to share. Katie Bain, Billboard, 25 May 2021

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First Known Use of largely

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of largely was in the 13th century

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2 Jun 2021

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“Largely.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/largely. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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largely

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of largely

: not completely but mostly

largely

adverb
large·​ly | \ ˈlärj-lē How to pronounce largely (audio) \

Kids Definition of largely

: mostly, chiefly Their story is largely true.

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