1. [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
(a) With a verb or participle.
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, O ye laurels, and once more,
Ye myrtles brown, with ivy never sere,
I come to pluck your berries harsh and crude.
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.
Those oracles which set the world in flames,
Nor ceased to burn till kingdoms were no more.
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]