- I appreciate trying to save money and being less of a consumer and all those other good things.
- So, the lower the charges, the less of your money is gobbled up and the better chance you have of matching the market.
- Also, they frequently carry outrageously high charges, so less of your money goes to work on day one.
- In most cases fast greens present less problems when drawing around a blocking bowl.
- It can be shown for example that there were less that 5000 men present but this is not of any importance.
- Yes, but it would present less difficulties once it is acknowledged that the writ is almost as of right.
- That is part of the answer, but a less important part than the nature of the new legislation.
- To some extent the presence or absence of fine writing is even less important to me here than it is with people journals.
- The same trend applies, albeit to a less impressive extent, in the abbreviated format.
- The examination she was put through was less than thorough
- There was some constant fuzz on the track, so the clarity was less than perfect.
- Graham was less than pleased.
In standard English less should only be used with uncountable things ( less money, less time). With countable things it is incorrect to use less ( less people and less words); strictly speaking, correct use is fewer people and fewer words. See also few (usage).
less and less
- At a continually decreasing rate: she ate less and less they became less and less willing to spend moneyMore example sentences
- America is sliding toward a firmer belief in the inequality of men and believes less and less in the unity of the human species.
- The chance of people learning by experience gets less and less as the jobs become few and far between.
- This is happening less and less, though the laid-back Holmes claims he never got uptight about it.
less is more
- Used to express the view that a minimalist approach to artistic or aesthetic matters is more effective.Example sentences
- Well I think in many cases less is more.
- You could sum the site up by saying less is more.
- Remember you can still look sexy without revealing all your goods; less is more!
much (or still) less
- Used to introduce something as being even less likely than something already mentioned: what woman would consider a date with him, much less a marriage?More example sentences
- In poor countries with under-resourced police departments, enforcement is still less likely.
- Lynch does not mention a battle, still less a location for one.
- She does not acknowledge the tremendous task she has already embarked upon, still less what she has achieved.
- Used to suggest, often ironically, that something is surprising or impressive: Peter cooked dinner—fillet steak and champagne, no lessMore example sentences
- Day three took us to a site no less impressive, aptly named Mysterious Lagoon.
- Having scooped a major award, covered by the Times no less, neither paper has said a thing about this!
- So it wants a legal framework to bring about the industrialisation of drug production, no less.
- (no less than)4.1 Used to emphasize a surprisingly large amount: no less than eight people diedMore example sentences
- After all, in their case, the plate on their car could amount to no less than one third of the price of the car.
- That test has been applied in this Court on no less than eight subsequent occasions.
- If you include the doll made in his likeness, there are no less than six incarnations of Pekar in the film.
Old English lǣssa, of Germanic origin; related to Old Frisian lēssa, from an Indo-European root shared by Greek loisthos 'last'.
Words that rhyme with lessacquiesce, address, assess, Bess, bless, bouillabaisse, caress, cess, chess, coalesce, compress, confess, convalesce, cress, deliquesce, digress, dress, duchesse, duress, effervesce, effloresce, evanesce, excess, express, fess, finesse, fluoresce, guess, Hesse, impress, incandesce, intumesce, jess, largesse, manageress, mess, ness, noblesse, obsess, oppress, outguess, phosphoresce, politesse, possess, press, priestess, princess, process, profess, progress, prophetess, regress, retrogress, stress, success, suppress, tendresse, top-dress, transgress, tress, tristesse, underdress, vicomtesse, yes
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