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twofold Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective satellite having more than one decidedly dissimilar aspects or qualities; public preaching and private influence"- R.W.Emerson
    treble; two-fold; double; three-fold; threefold; dual.
    • a double (or dual) role for an actor
    • the office of a clergyman is twofold
    • every episode has its double and treble meaning"-Frederick Harrison
  2. adjective satellite twice as great or many
    double; two-fold; doubled.
    • ate a double portion
    • the dose is doubled
    • a twofold increase
  3. adverb by a factor of two
    two times.
    • the price increased twofold last year

Two"fold` adjective
Cf. Twifold.
  1. Double; duplicate; multiplied by two; as, a twofold nature; a twofold sense; a twofold argument.
Two"fold` adverb
  1. In a double degree; doubly.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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