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Definitions of greater

  1. greater in size or importance or degree; " for the greater good of the community"; " the greater Antilles"
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Quotes of greater

  1. We may not commit a lesser Sin under pretence to avoid a greater but we may, nay we ought to endure the greatest Pain and Grief rather than commit the least Sin. – Mary Astell
  2. It has long been known that the chemical atomic weight of hydrogen was greater than one -quarter of that of helium, but so long as fractional weights were general there was no particular need to explain this fact, nor could any definite conclusions be drawn from it. – Francis William Aston
  3. Time makes fools of us all. Our only comfort is that greater shall come after us. – E. T. Bell
  4. Girls Incorporated of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey continues to advance their cause and to strengthen their community by aspiring to open a Girl's Center for Philadelphia. – Robert A. Brady
  5. There is no greater folly in the world than for a man to despair. – Miguel de Cervantes
  6. Black leadership has to recognize that principles more than speech, character more than a claim, is greater in advancing the cause of our liberation than what has transpired thus far. – Louis Farrakhan
  7. I don't think there's anything that is a greater area of discrimination against women today than the fact that nowhere in the world is there a female role model in team sports that more than half of a general audience would recognize. – Warren Farrell
  8. No delusion is greater than the notion that method and industry can make up for lack of mother -wit, either in science or in practical life. – Thomas Huxley
  9. The greater our knowledge increases the more our ignorance unfolds. – John F. Kennedy
  10. We should recognize that on the day that we are born, our glass is half full. In America your chance to fill your glass the rest of the way up is greater than it is anyplace else on this planet. – Steve King
  11. Of all follies there is none greater than wanting to make the world a better place. – Moliere
  12. If giving points to some students to achieve greater diversity is a quota system in violation of the Constitution, how can the awarding of points to the children of a less diverse alumni be upheld? – Adam Schiff
  13. We in the industrialized world make a greater difference because our ecological footprint, our impact on the condition of the environment, is 40 to 50 times larger than that of people in the developing world. – Maurice Strong
  14. There is no greater mystery to me than that of light traveling through darkness. – Alexander Volkov
  15. There are perhaps opportunities for greater political cooperation, at least more cooperation than exists now. But there can be no cooperation in the field because every situation is different. – Ahmed Yassin

Usage examples for greater

  1. Then why did he try to call himself James the Greater – A Cathedral Singer by James Lane Allen
  2. If it is a greater joy to me to think of being your rest and sunshine, than to be anything else in the world; what then? – Christina by L. G. Moberly
  3. English people never call India " home," though they may have lived in it the greater part of their life. – Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877 by James Kennedy
  4. He is great, but truth is greater than us all. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  5. Yet, not greater than he had had- still had! – The Dark Flower by John Galsworthy
  6. Dear Avery is a greater comfort to me than I can possibly tell you. – The Bars of Iron by Ethel May Dell
  7. This war is greater than we dream of. – Red Fleece by Will Levington Comfort
  8. The greater part of my trade is done in cash. – Second Shetland Truck System Report by William Guthrie
  9. A greater than Moses is here, when He says to us, 'What will ye that I should do unto you? – Expositions of Holy Scripture Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers by Alexander Maclaren
  10. The distance of this high- lying island was however greater than we expected. – The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II by A.E. Nordenskieold
  11. I never saw a greater change in any one than in that girl. – The Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop by Hamlin Garland
  12. In a greater hurry! – Nancy A Novel by Rhoda Broughton
  13. You cannot give her a greater pleasure- especially if she can feel that it is any comfort to you. – Amy Herbert by Elizabeth Sewell
  14. And in the first place I choose to hear and see for myself what has taken place already, and have satisfaction about that, before I make any reply to what you have said to me as to greater assistance. – History of the United Netherlands, 1586-89, Vol. II. Complete by John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: February 7, 2009
  15. How will you bear greater troubles when they come, as they are sure to? – Kitty Trenire by Mabel Quiller-Couch
  16. There is a power greater than his, and in the strength of that I do not fear him. – A Little Wizard by Stanley J. Weyman
  17. That in which you find greater satisfaction is the way for you. – The Home and the World by Rabindranath Tagore
  18. You will be away the greater part of the year. – Marjorie Dean College Freshman by Pauline Lester
  19. It is so with us all, for the greater part of our lives. – Thoughts Out of Season (Part II) by Friedrich Nietzsche
  20. I have given them at greater length than your letter called for. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson

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