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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.
Webster 1913

More and more

  • adverb advancing in amount or intensity
    increasingly; progressively.
    • she became increasingly depressed
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  • with continual increase. "Amon trespassed more and more." 2 Chron. xxxiii. 23.
Webster 1913

more often than not

  • adverb usually; as a rule
    by and large; generally; mostly.
    • by and large it doesn't rain much here
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more or less

  • adverb (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct
    about; around; some; roughly; approximately; just about; or so; close to.
    • lasted approximately an hour
    • in just about a minute
    • he's about 30 years old
    • I've had about all I can stand
    • we meet about once a month
    • some forty people came
    • weighs around a hundred pounds
    • roughly $3,000
    • holds 3 gallons, more or less
    • 20 or so people were at the party
  • adverb to a small degree or extent
    slightly; somewhat.
    • his arguments were somewhat self-contradictory
    • the children argued because one slice of cake was slightly larger than the other
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more than

  • adjective (comparative of `much' used with mass nouns) a quantifier meaning greater in size or amount or extent or degree
    more.
    • more land
    • more support
    • more rain fell
    • more than a gallon
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No more

  • adverb not now
    no longer.
    • she is no more
  • adverb referring to the degree to which a certain quality is present
    no.
    • he was no heavier than a child
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  • not anything more; nothing in addition.
Webster 1913

once more

  • adverb anew
    again; once again; over again.
    • she tried again
    • they rehearsed the scene again
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sir thomas more

  • noun 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
    Sir Thomas More; More.
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The more

  • to a greater degree; by an added quantity; for a reason already specified.
Webster 1913

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.
Webster 1913

The more and less

  • the high and low. Obs. Shak. "All cried, both less and more." Chaucer.
Webster 1913

thomas more

  • noun 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
    Sir Thomas More; More.
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To be no more

  • to have ceased to be; as, Cassius is no more; Troy is no more.
Webster 1913

what is more

  • adverb in addition; furthermore, their quality is improving"; moreover, mice nested there"
    moreover; furthermore.
    • computer chess games are getting cheaper all the time
    • the cellar was dark
    • what is more, there's no sign of a change
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"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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