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ADJECTIVES comparative, -er, more

Adjectives comparative. The inflection er instead of more is found before "than."

“Sir, your company is fairer than honest.

The comparative "more wonderful" seems to be used, as in Latin, for "more wonderful than usual," if the following line is to be attributed to Cicero as in the editions:

“Why, saw you anything more wonderful?

In Hamlet iv. 7. 49, "my sudden and more strange return," means "sudden, and even more strange than sudden."

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