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1. of higher class, only in “more and less”=persons of all ranks 1H4 IV. iii. 68, Mac. V. iv. 13, Sonn. xcvi. 3.
2. (with sbs. of quality, condition, or action) greater in degree or extent Gent. V. iii. 3 “A thousand mischances than this one,” John II. i. 34 “To make a more requital to your love,” Cor. III. ii. 124 “it is my more dishonour.”
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    • William Shakespeare, Coriolanus, 3.2
    • William Shakespeare, Macbeth, 5.4
    • William Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona, 5.3
    • William Shakespeare, King John, 2.1
    • William Shakespeare, The First Part of Henry IV, 4.3
    • William Shakespeare, Sonnets, xcvi
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