The more and less
More More, n. 1. A greater quantity, amount, or number; that which exceeds or surpasses in any way what it is compared with. [1913 Webster]

And the children of Israel did so, and gathered, some more, some less. --Ex. xvi. 17. [1913 Webster]

2. That which is in addition; something other and further; an additional or greater amount. [1913 Webster]

They that would have more and more can never have enough. --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster]

O! That pang where more than madness lies. --Byron. [1913 Webster]

{Any more}. (a) Anything or something additional or further; as, I do not need any more. (b) Adverbially: Further; beyond a certain time; as, do not think any more about it.

{No more}, not anything more; nothing in addition.

{The more and less}, the high and low. [Obs.] --Shak. ``All cried, both less and more.'' --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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