from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or being a city considered together with its populous suburbs: the greater metropolitan area of Dallas; Greater Los Angeles.
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- adj. comparative form of great: more great
- adj. Used in referring to a region or place together with the surrounding area; (of a city) metropolitan.
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- adj. greater in size or importance or degree
We frankly admit that where the evil of slavery is felt to a greater extent than in the states to which we have adverted, not only must _greater exertions_ be used, but even the plans of proceeding must be somewhat varied.
"Perhaps Carlotta's right was greater -- _could it be greater_ than her husband's?"
'Tis my comfort that I shall be one of the last that are called in question; and, whilst the greater offenders are calling to account, I shall have leisure to amend; for it would be unreasonable to punish _the less troublesome_, whilst we are infested with _the greater_.
_the greater congregation_; but if the weight be _greater_, the former motion _yields_.
/rV tirtue ten thoufand cimei greater — deaf hoySf Jt't rirt&e Un thoufand timet greater*
As the term greater good is employed to indicate the degree in which a quality serves as a means, so may the higher good show the degree in which it is an end.
In a Guardian article, the former foreign secretary says the prime minister's "muscular liberalism" offers little to people who are craving what he calls a "greater sense of security" in an ever changing world.
The strategy document itself articulates the principle as follows: The greater the threat, the greater is the risk of inaction — and the more compelling the case for taking anticipatory action to defend ourselves, even if uncertainty remains as to the time and place of the enemy's attack.
The enemy is starting to morph, and demonstrate what he calls greater resiliency.
The greater the specificity of the interacting components required to produce the function, the greater is our confidence in the conclusion of design.