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[n] English statesman who opposed Henry VIII's divorce from Catherine of Aragon and was imprisoned and beheaded; recalled for his concept of Utopia, the ideal state
[adv] used to form the comparative of some adjectives and adverbs; "more interesting"; "more beautiful"; "more quickly"
[adv] comparative of much; to a greater degree or extent; "he works more now"; "they eat more than they should"

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\More\, n. [AS. m[=o]r. See {Moor} a waste.] A hill. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.
\More\, n. [AS. more, moru; akin to G. m["o]hre carrot, OHG. moraha, morha.] A root. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
\More\, a., compar. [Positive wanting; superl. {Most}.] [OE. more, mare, and (orig. neut. and adv.) mo, ma, AS. m[=a]ra, and (as neut. and adv.) m[=a]; akin to D. meer, OS. m[=e]r, G. mehr, OHG. m[=e]ro, m[=e]r, Icel. meiri, meirr, Dan. meere, meer, Sw. mera, mer, Goth. maiza, a., mais, adv., and perh. to L. major greater, compar. of magnus great, and magis, adv., more. [root]10
3. Cf. {Most}, {uch}, {Major}.]
1. Greater; superior; increased; as: (a) Greater in quality, amount, degree, quality, and the like; with the singular. He gat more money. --Chaucer. If we procure not to ourselves more woe. --Milton. Note: More, in this sense, was formerly used in connection with some other qualifying word, -- a, the, this, their, etc., -- which now requires the substitution of greater, further, or the like, for more. Whilst sisters nine, which dwell on Parnasse height, Do make them music for their more delight. --Spenser. The more part knew not wherefore they were come together. --Acts xix. 3
2. Wrong not that wrong with a more contempt. --Shak. (b) Greater in number; exceeding in numbers; -- with the plural. The people of the children of Israel are more and mighter than we. --Ex. i.
2. Additional; other; as, he wept because there were no more words to conquer. With open arms received one poet more. --Pope.
\More\, n.
1. A greater quantity, amount, or number; that which exceeds or surpasses in any way what it is compared with. And the children of Israel did so, and gathered, some more, some less. --Ex. xvi. 1
2. That which is in addition; something other and further; an additional or greater amount. They that would have more and more can never have enough. --L'Estrange. O! That pang where more than madness lies. --Byron. {Any more}. (a) Anything or something additional or further; as, I do not need any more. (b) Adverbially: Further; beyond a certain time; as, do not think any more about it. {No more}, not anything more; nothing in addition. {The more and less}, the high and low. [Obs.] --Shak. ``All cried, both less and more.'' --Chaucer.
\More\, adv.
1. In a greater quantity; in or to a greater extent or degree. (a) With a verb or participle. Admiring more The riches of Heaven's pavement. --Milton. (b) With an adjective or adverb (instead of the suffix -er) to form the comparative degree; as, more durable; more active; more sweetly. Happy here, and more happy hereafter. --Bacon. Note: Double comparatives were common among writers of the Elizabeth period, and for some time later; as, more brighter; more dearer. The duke of Milan And his more braver daughter. --Shak.
2. In addition; further; besides; again. Yet once more, Oye laurels, and once more, Ye myrtles brown, with ivy never sere, I come to pluck your berries harsh and crude. --Milton. {More and more}, with continual increase. ``Amon trespassed more and more.'' --2 Chron. xxxiii. 2
3. {The more}, to a greater degree; by an added quantity; for a reason already specified. {The more -- the more}, by how much more -- by so much more. ``The more he praised in himself, the more he seems to suspect that in very deed it was not in him.'' --Milton. {To be no more}, to have ceased to be; as, Cassius is no more; Troy is no more. Those oracles which set the world in flames, Nor ceased to burn till kingdoms were no more. --Byron.
\More\, v. t. To make more; to increase. [Obs.] --Gower.

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