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by and large

Meaning: In every aspect; on the whole; in general. For example, "By in large, everything he said was accurate". 

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from ‘Discourse & Conversation Analysis’

I'm sure you've encountered all manner of theories purporting to explain the significance of things coming in threes. Here is another one for your collection, from 'Discourse & Conversation Analysis', an interesting branch of sociology that concerns itself with the linguistic and behavioural conventions that underpin day-to-day social life.

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Three: It’s thrice as nice on this day

By Scott Meeker

Globe Features Editor

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