determiner & pronoun
- 2A greater or additional amount or degree: [as determiner]: I poured myself more coffee [as pronoun]: tell me more they proved more of a hindrance than a helpMore example sentences
- So the good news for the company is that more customers are positive about the merger than before.
- Baxter spent four more weeks writing another letter.
- We are all positive and there is a lot more of a professional attitude around the whole team.
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- 1 comparative of much.
- 2Forming the comparative of adjectives and adverbs, especially those of more than one syllable: for them, enthusiasm is more important than talentMore example sentences
- The tone of what he said that was far more important, far more significant, than the words he used.
- Think how much more important education is for our children then it was for us.
- You could simply use water, but stock makes the soup richer and more heart-warming.
- 3To a greater extent: I like chicken more than turkeyMore example sentences
to a greater extent, further, some more, better
- Why are some social groups able to influence the political agenda more than others?
- City more than matched the league leaders for an hour and could count themselves unlucky not to be in front.
- He also accused Labour of privatising public services more than the Tories did.
- 3.1 (more than) Extremely (used before an adjective conveying a positive feeling or attitude): she is more than happy to obligeMore example sentences
- McNamara was one of several who proved a more than able deputy for an injured colleague.
- We'd be more than happy to come and pick them up.
- At five o'clock the next day, I was more than ready to go home.
- 4Again: repeat once moreMore example sentences
- Yet here he is once more, looking as ferociously hard as ever albeit with a few more teeth.
- There was silence once more and after a few minutes the pair fell asleep.
- She is gone, and we shall never see her more.
- 5Moreover: he was rich, and more, he was handsomeMore example sentences
- More, too often, both Strauss and librettist Hugo von Hofmannsthal seem to be coasting on automatic pilot.
more and more
- At a continually increasing rate: vacancies were becoming more and more rareMore example sentences
- The police were coming around more and more and it was very unsettling for him.
- I'm getting into spirituality more and more and find it makes a lot of sense to me.
- The prosecution service has been doing more and more with fewer and fewer resources.
more like it
- see like1.
more or less
- Speaking imprecisely; to a certain extent: they are more or less a waste of timeMore example sentences
- When every nation is a democratic nation, we'll have world peace, more or less.
- I've spent most of the morning in the park nursing a migraine, but I'm ok now, more or less.
- Millar confirms that everything in his career has gone more or less to plan so far.
- Approximately: more or less symmetricalMore example sentences
- Spring barley area is marginally down and oats are more or less at the same level as a year earlier.
- Although the rail industry remains in crisis, trains are now running more or less to timetable.
- This is the same group of players more or less who did well two years ago and were doing the same things.
- Of the same kind to a greater degree: the waiter found me delightful and my little sister even more soMore example sentences
- While the season had been a roller coaster ride the events of the last few weeks were even more so.
- The technicalities were already fairly routine and have become more so since.
- Ilkley has a thriving online scene, probably more so than any town of comparable size in the country.
- 1Nothing further: there was no more to be said about itMore example sentences
- Guy began his battle with cancer five years ago and only 12 days before he died he was told there was no more that could be done.
- I just saw the article in question, on which I have no more to add.
- He apologised later in the team hotel and there was no more about it.
- 2No further: you must have some soup, but no more wineMore example sentences
- I said, with a smile, that I'd been buying them drinks all night so had no more money.
- So bravo Chile, but please no more expensive wines.
- At least there's no more murder or illness, just a lot of love and light.
- 3 (be no more) Exist no longer.More example sentences
- Compton added that the booming business scene that once existed on the island was no more.
- There is a feeling that the Britain we have known has passed its sell-by date and may soon be no more.
- The farmers he had served so well were no more for they, too, had faded away through changing times.
- 4Never again: mention his name no more to meMore example sentences
- The parties, dances, feasts and gifts soon fell to a halt and no more did he praise her name.
- No more will the designer be restricted by equipment termination problems.
- Father Flanagan Hall in the grounds of Summerhill College will no more echo to the sound of choirs from all over the world.
- 5Neither: I had no complaints and no more did TomMore example sentences
- The law could not create itself, but no more did he create it; it existed independent of his will, waiting for the light of reason to reveal.
- If he was not a joint author, then no more was he a joint 'maker', the sole maker being Dr Edwards.
Old English māra, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch meer and German mehr.