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(comparative of 'much' used with mass nouns) a quantifier meaning greater in size or amount or extent or degree

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There's a Sahib come to call on me, an' that's more than he'll iver do for you onless you run
From the time they left me oi till they was 'tween decks, not wan av thim was more than dacintly dhrunk.
But whether it was because I had done well myself, or because I had been a witness of his own much greater prowess, is more than I can tell.
This was the occasion on which fair dames who came on pillions sent their bandboxes before them, supplied with more than their evening costume; for the feast was not to end with a single evening, like a paltry town entertainment, where the whole supply of eatables is put on the table at once, and bedding is scanty.
He won my sympathy as a gallant who valued a kind word from his mistress more than life itself.
And in the mirror also I saw Rattray, handsome, romantic, audacious, all that I was not, nor ever would be, and I "understood" more than ever, and loathed my rival in my heart.
The pictures which fill the imagination in reading the actions of Pericles, Xenophon, Columbus, Bayard, Sidney, Hampden, teach us how needlessly mean our life is; that we, by the depth of our living, should deck it with more than regal or national splendor, and act on principles that should interest man and nature in the length of our days.
While concerned with the real world of political possibilities, their dislike of abstraction discouraged a more than limited attention to the theoretical questions which should underlie and justify any sort of practical programming: not least, as both Plato and Aristotle recognized, in that they evade the basic question of the nature and intelligibility of the concept of justice itself.
Such dialogue as exists in these works is conversational more than dialectic, presenting and describing the attainable ideal society and serving as an educational and improving experience for the narrator.
As Miller observes, the Monotessaron presents More with three points of discussion on this verse--the selection of Peter, John, and James; the sadness and fear of Christ; and Christ's command to pray with him--but More is "primarily interested in the second point, to which he devotes more than fifteen times as much space as to the other two points combined.
Nature and Law have become more than estranged, and the result is a general muddling of ethical behavior and a reduction of a public body's capacity to act meaningfully on its own consensus--in other words, its own conscience.
HAVING supported Newcastle for more than 50 years I am despondent about the current state of affairs.
Du-More's dental products are made of a plastic that biodegrades to nothing more than carbon dioxide, water and humus, without leaving fragments of petropolymers in the soil.
Hythloday doesn't adjudicate between these two possible interpretations, doesn't place the monkey as explicitly sub-human or pseudo-human; in its mischief partly anthropomorphized, and poised between the human and the animal, it remains little more than a moment in the fictional creation of the island, a moment (like the sailor's cough in Giles's letter to Busleyden that deprives Giles of the knowledge of the exact location of the island) that shapes the text's fictional structure as it is.
provide more than sufficient material for prayer for us to not add another special page at the end.
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