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  • adjective comparative form of coarse: more coarse

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Examples

  • We call the coarser level a person’s “not being substantially existent in the sense of being self-sufficient” and the subtler level a person’s “not being inherently existent.”

    How to See Yourself As You Really Are

  • We call the coarser level a person’s “not being substantially existent in the sense of being self-sufficient” and the subtler level a person’s “not being inherently existent.”

    How to See Yourself As You Really Are

  • Use cornmeal imported from Italy, not because the corn is necessarily better but because the grind is coarser, which is best suited to polenta.

    How To Cook Italian

  • The greater the current to be carried, the coarser is the wire required for safety.

    General Science

  • The farther from the top, the coarser are the leaves and the poorer is the quality.

    Woman's Institute Library of Cookery Volume 5: Fruit and Fruit Desserts; Canning and Drying; Jelly Making, Preserving and Pickling; Confections; Beverages; the Planning of Meals

  • When he came to dealing publicly with a political opponent, he seems to have thought that, the coarser were his illustrations, the more domestic and personal his allusions, the better for the cause which he served.

    Sydney Smith

  • His nerves are stronger, for we need not decide whether they should be called coarser or less morbid.

    Hours in a Library, Volume I. (of III.)

  • It is also a well-established truth, that the larger the frame of the animal, the coarser is the meat, and that small bones are both guarantees for the fineness of the breed and the delicacy of the flesh.

    The Book of Household Management

  • It is also a well-established truth, that the larger the frame of the animal, the coarser is the meat, and that small bones are both guarantees for the fineness of the breed and the delicacy of the flesh.

    The Book of Household Management

  • And without liberals and liberal reformers, America would not enjoy some of the things it is proudest of, and the conservatives -- or so-called conservatives in this county, and I call them new metal conservatives, because they are just loud and brash and really in the business of propaganda -- are really creating a polarization in this country and creating a kind of coarser, less able to think critically group of people that tend to blindly support people in the Bush administration and wrongheaded policies, like the invasion and occupation of Iraq.

    CNN Transcript Apr 4, 2004

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