Search Result for "more and more":
Wordnet 3.0


1. advancing in amount or intensity;
- Example: "she became increasingly depressed"
[syn: increasingly, progressively, more and more]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

More \More\, adv. 1. In a greater quantity; in or to a greater extent or degree. (a) With a verb or participle. [1913 Webster] Admiring more The riches of Heaven's pavement. --Milton. [1913 Webster] (b) With an adjective or adverb (instead of the suffix -er) to form the comparative degree; as, more durable; more active; more sweetly. [1913 Webster] Happy here, and more happy hereafter. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] Note: Double comparatives were common among writers of the Elizabeth period, and for some time later; as, more brighter; more dearer. [1913 Webster] The duke of Milan And his more braver daughter. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. In addition; further; besides; again. [1913 Webster] Yet once more, O ye laurels, and once more, Ye myrtles brown, with ivy never sere, I come to pluck your berries harsh and crude. --Milton. [1913 Webster] More and more, with continual increase. "Amon trespassed more and more." --2 Chron. xxxiii. 23. 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 it 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. [1913 Webster] Those oracles which set the world in flames, Nor ceased to burn till kingdoms were no more. --Byron. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

more and more adv 1: advancing in amount or intensity; "she became increasingly depressed" [syn: increasingly, progressively, more and more]