Alternative terms

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Lexicographical Neighbors of

in Abraham's bosom
in Dutch
in Dutch(p)
in God's name
in a bad way(p)
in a bake
in a beastly manner
in a big way (current term)
in a bind
in a broad way
in a canter
in a circle
in a cleft stick
in a family way
in a few shakes
in a flash
in a heartbeat
in a heartfelt way
in a higher place
in a hurry
in a jiffy
in a lather

Literary usage of

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Ten Years in Washington: Or, Inside Life and Scenes in Our National Capital by Mary Clemmer (1882)
"... Friends" — Shrinking from Responsibilities—Pulling the Wool over the Eyes of the Innocent— Writing Letters in a Big Way— The "Dark Ways" of Wicked Mr. P ..."

2. The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine by Roy J. Friedman Mark Twain Collection (Library of Congress) (1913)
"... who would never think of speaking to him,—perhaps did n't know he was alive,—and they lived in a big way in a place that was named after the family. ..."

3. Journal of the American Asiatic Association by American Asiatic Association (1916)
"China offers big opportunities for big things and Americans are accustomed to handle big things in a big way, hence there is no better field for American ..."

4. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"We have sporadic evidence for this sense throughout the 1930s and 1940s, but it seems not to have caught on in a big way until about 1950. ..."

5. The Bookman (1911)
"She has here a big theme and she has constructed in a big way. As a piece of technical work it forms rather an interesting comparison with a novel written ..."

6. Over Here by Edgar Albert Guest (1918)
"In a big way we must labor, if our Flag shall always fly. In a big way some must suffer, in a big way some must die. There must be no little dreaming in the ..."

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