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You should eat less and exercise more.
The industry operates with less government control these days.
The new Ford is designed to use less fuel than earlier models.
The workers earn less now than they did ten years ago.
I aim to spend less of my time travelling.
I wish you'd do a bit less talking and a bit more work.
Payments will be a lot less than many people were expecting.
There is far less trouble in the region now than there has ever been.
Farmers are having to work with older, less efficient equipment.
Many women are involved in the movement, but less publicly than men.
The homework was a lot less difficult than I expected.
Getting there is less of a problem if you have a car.
This is the British English definition of less. View American English definition of less.
a curved area at one end of a church
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