Hannah more

[mawr, mohr] /mɔr, moʊr/

Hannah, 1745–1833, English writer on religious subjects.
Paul Elmer, 1864–1937, U.S. essayist, critic, and editor.
Sir Thomas, 1478–1535, English humanist, statesman, and author: canonized in 1935.


more of, to a greater extent or degree: we see more of Sue these days, more of a nuisance than it should be
used to form the comparative of some adjectives and adverbs: a more believable story, more quickly
the comparative of much people listen to the radio more now
additionally; again: I’ll look at it once more
more or less

more so, to a greater extent or degree
neither more nor less than, simply
think more of, to have a higher opinion of
what is more, moreover
Hannah. 1745–1833, English writer, noted for her religious tracts, esp The Shepherd of Salisbury Plain
Sir Thomas. 1478–1535, English statesman, humanist, and Roman Catholic Saint; Lord Chancellor to Henry VIII (1529–32). His opposition to the annulment of Henry’s marriage to Catherine of Aragon and his refusal to recognize the Act of Supremacy resulted in his execution on a charge of treason. In Utopia (1516) he set forth his concept of the ideal state. Feast day: June 22 or July 6

Old English mara “greater, more, stronger, mightier,” used as a comparative of micel “great” (see mickle), from Proto-Germanic *maizon- (cf. Old Saxon mera, Old Norse meiri, Old Frisian mara, Middle Dutch mere, Old High German mero, German mehr), from PIE *meis- (cf. Avestan mazja “greater,” Old Irish mor “great,” Welsh mawr “great,” Greek -moros “great,” Oscan mais “more”), from root *me- “big.” Sometimes used as an adverb in Old English (“in addition”), but Old English generally used related ma “more” as adverb and noun. This became Middle English mo, but more in this sense began to predominate in later Middle English.

“Take some more tea,” the March Hare said to Alice, very earnestly.

“I’ve had nothing yet,” Alice replied in an offended tone, “so I can’t take more.”

“You mean you can’t take less,” said the Hatter: “it’s very easy to take more than nothing.”

More or less “in a greater or lesser degree” is from early 13c.; appended to a statement to indicate approximation, from 1580s.

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