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all the more (not comparable)

  1. Even more; notably, but even more notably due to additional information, either preceding or following the statement.
    Lytle’s progress as a boxer is all the more remarkable when taking into account his unique circumstances.
    • 1886, Robert Louis Stevenson, Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde:
      London was startled by a crime of singular ferocity and rendered all the more notable by the high position of the victim.
    • 2019 May 12, Alex McLevy, “Westeros faces a disastrous final battle on the penultimate Game of Thrones (newbies)”, in The A.V. Club[1]:
      Stripped of all bravado, Cersei breaks, and shows the very scared, vulnerable woman who has kept her emotions at bay. “I don’t want to die,” she whimpers, “Not like this.” It’s all the more moving for coming from a character who built her identity on steely resolve and contempt for such hoary conceits as fear.

Usage notesEdit

"All the more" can also be used to highlight contrast from the given or assumed, as in "You might think that my boss' rudeness to me would make me respect her/him more; actually, it just makes me hate her/him all the more.


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