(all) the more so


used to say why something (such as an attribute or quality) applies to a greater degree or extent
The play was impressive—(all) the more so because the students had written it themselves.

Examples of (all) the more so in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Wellness is a perennially popular pursuit, all the more so when it can be combined with a little bit of travel. Liz Krieger, Town & Country, 1 Mar. 2023 The complicated dynamics created by intersectionality and real or apparent allyship become increasingly resonant in both time frames — all the more so because of this cast’s ability to suggest nuanced unease, suspicion and second-guessing. Celia Wren, Washington Post, 7 Nov. 2023 For an artist with such a horror of the decorative, his classic phase is uncomfortably stylish, and feels all the more so in a museum funded by handbag sales. Jason Farago, New York Times, 25 Oct. 2023 But the shadows cast here are confoundingly complex, the more so because the hanging objects are not aligned in the same plane. Washington Post, 19 Apr. 2023 The close harmonies in the piece are difficult even for professionals, and all the more so for amateurs whose practice time is limited. Paul Elie, The New Yorker, 28 Sep. 2023 All the more so when the extremely limited-edition 2012 Club Coupes were announced. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 28 Aug. 2023 My delivery was terrifying, and all the more so because Black women have the highest rate of maternal deaths in the US—nearly three times as many as white women. Danielle Kwateng, SELF, 13 Sep. 2023 The rarity of his performances here makes Byron’s return especially welcome, all the more so with a band that includes bass great Mark Helias. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 Sep. 2023 See More

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“(all) the more so.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/%28all%29%20the%20more%20so. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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