Definitions

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  • adj. Hundredfold. Multiplied by one hundred.
  • v. To increase a hundredfold.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Hundredfold.
  • transitive v. To increase a hundredfold.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A hundred-fold greater; multiplied by a hundred.
  • To make a hundred times more; multiply by a hundred.

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Examples

  • Now let the centuple celves of my egourge as Micholas de Cusack calls them, — of all of whose

    Finnegans Wake

  • Every word has a double, treble, or centuple use and meaning.

    XVIII. Essays. Beauty. 1860

  • The Dauphiness [2] is said to have flung herself at the King of France's feet and begged his protection for her father; that he promised “qu'il le rendroit au centuple au Roi de Prusse.”

    Letters of Horace Walpole 01

  • The Fourth Book (Third of _Pantagruel_) starts the voyage, and begins to lead the commentator who insists on fixing and interpreting the innumerable real or apparent double, treble, and almost centuple meanings, into a series of dances almost illimitable.

    A History of the French Novel, Vol. 1 From the Beginning to 1800

  • I also felt pain, and to avoid its endurance for me, I openly and avowedly burdened others with double, treble, centuple its amount.

    Stuart of Dunleath: A Story of Modern Times

  • I say the quadruple or the centuple or much more manifold meaning, of every sensuous fact; Orpheus, Empedocles, Heraclitus, Plato, Plutarch,

    Essays — Second Series

  • Tout ce que la centralisation laisse entrevoir de défauts, de ridicules et absurdités, d'oppression, de paperasseries en France, est grossi en Afrique au centuple.

    Correspondence & Conversations of Alexis de Tocqueville with Nassau William Senior from 1834 to 1859, Volume 2

  • The vital principle of a bank is security in the regularity of its operations, and the immediate convertibility of its paper into coin; and what confidence could be reposed in an institution or its paper promises, when the sovereign could at any moment centuple those promises in the market, and seize upon all the money in the bank?

    The Crayon Papers

  • The Dauphiness (722) is said to have flung herself at the King of France's feet and begged his protection for her father; that he promised "qu'il le rendroit au centuple au Roi de Prusse."

    The Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford — Volume 2

  • Let the Austrian government send against us its threatened battalions, they will find in our breasts a barrier more insuperable than the Alps. Everything will be a weapon to us; from every villa, from every field, from every hedge, will issue defenders of the national cause; women and children will fight like men; men will centuple their strength, their courage; and we will all perish amid the ruins of our city, before receiving foreign rule into this land which at last we call ours.

    At Home And Abroad Or, Things And Thoughts In America and Europe

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