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  1. used before a number or amount for saying that the actual number or amount is larger than this

    The Whitewater Committee interviewed more than forty witnesses.

    not much more than...:

    There’s not much more than ten minutes left.

    no more than...:

    He stopped no more than six feet away from the cliff edge.

    more than once (=several times):

    I’ve warned him more than once not to interfere.

    more than double/triple etc (=become over twice, three times etc as large):

    During the past five years, the number of traffic accidents has more than doubled.

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a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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