(R.I.P. Gentle Giant… But no… This phrase is not referring to that kind of “Large”)
The phrase, (To Be) At Large — though being classified as a Prepositional Phrase, has nothing to do with location or placement in either time or space. So, even though it contains the Preposition, “At” — the term acts as an Adjectival Phrase to describe the condition of Someone or Something.
This phrase is also idiomatic, because it has nothing to do with any one person or thing, actually being “Large“. So let’s examine it’s various meanings, and what they are used for…
Meanings & Usages Of This Phrase
“Despite NUMEROUS proven, provable, admitted, and blatant crimes — both on Americans, and world-wide — Hillary Clinton STILL remains At Large.”
(Let’s hope that I will have to edit this post soon)
“Hollywood, at large, is filled with Pedophiles, Enablers, and simply disgusting people who should be locked-up and/or sent to mental institutions for the rest of their lives!… (Or just beaten, raped and tortured themselves)”
Additional Usages & Meanings
There are yet two other usages & meanings of this phrase: One which my favorite dictionary says to be “obsolete”, and yet another which is used solely in politics. So they may not be important for many people — however, a little extra knowledge is
And so is locking up all these disgusting Pedophiles and Sexual Predators who still remain at large!!!
(Or Else We’ll Take Care Of It Our Way)
Then We Can All Have An Excellent Day