more and more


Definition of more and more

: to a progressively increasing extent

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Recent Examples on the Web To some observers, the shift indicates a resilience that more and more airstrikes won’t be able to counter. Max Bearak, Washington Post, "2019 saw record U.S. airstrikes in Somalia. Why is al-Shabab surging?," 15 Jan. 2020 As people head inside, more and more people are joining the line, which is growing with a steady stream of people. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Trump rally in Milwaukee: Doors open to arena, but lines aren't getting any shorter," 14 Jan. 2020 But while there’s much room for improvement, more and more health care providers are becoming educated about the issues unique to transgender and gender-nonconforming patients. NBC News, "For transgender men, pain of menstruation is more than just physical," 11 Jan. 2020 Traffic is awful, and besides, the city has declared war on private cars: There are fewer and fewer parking spots and more and more rules. Carl Nolte,, "Wanna get to really know San Francisco? Ride Muni," 11 Jan. 2020 As for apartments, more and more are getting savvy about attracting pet owners by offering dog parks or play areas on their premises. Cathy M. Rosenthal,, "5 reasons San Antonio is a great city for pets," 10 Jan. 2020 As the competition began, and Spicer's lack of dance ability became apparent, fans, fellow contestants, and even the show's judges became more and more frustrated that Spicer was saved week after week. Laura Hanrahan, Woman's Day, "ABC President Defends Network's Decision to Cast Sean Spicer In 'DWTS'," 9 Jan. 2020 The rules for formal languages may grow more and more complex, but all robust general programming languages (excepting regex, HTML, and a few other specific things) are reducible to a Turing-complete grammar like this. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "Scientists Made the World's First Chemical Turing Machine," 9 Jan. 2020 Moreover, now fishermen are encouraged to bring more and more waste. Haritha John, Quartz India, "Fish meal and fish oil industries are wiping out India’s marine resources," 8 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of more and more

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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19 Jan 2020

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“More and more.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 26 January 2020.

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to express in a more acceptable way

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