larger-than-life

adjective
larg·​er-than-life | \ ˈlär-jər-ṯẖən-ˈlīf How to pronounce larger-than-life (audio) \

Definition of larger-than-life

: of the sort legends are made of larger-than-life heroes

First Known Use of larger-than-life

1937, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of larger-than-life was in 1937

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“Larger-than-life.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/larger-than-life. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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