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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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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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