more and more

adverb

Definition of more and more 

: to a progressively increasing extent

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Lein isn’t wrong, but as the luggage world becomes more and more saturated, will travelers become overwhelmed by choice? Lale Arikoglu, Condé Nast Traveler, "Why Everyone Wants an Away Suitcase," 26 Nov. 2018 But as weaponry leans more and more on automation and networking, hacking and cyberattacks become a greater threat. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "New Report Finds DOD "Could Be Pretty Easily Hacked"," 9 Oct. 2018 With more and more people traveling for work with Surface and other devices, the potential for the outside world to intrude grows. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Microsoft launches next-gen Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop, Surface Studio and more," 2 Oct. 2018 With more and more people opting for radiant, lit-from-within skin over a matte look, the beauty brand just launched a brand-new version of its beloved Translucent Loose Setting Powder fit for the current glow generation. Devon Abelman, Allure, "Laura Mercier's Translucent Setting Powder Glow Is Perfect for People Who Want Glow-y Skin, But Hate Highlighter," 14 Aug. 2018 But with more and more people getting sick, the US will need better solutions soon. Megan Molteni, WIRED, "We Have No Idea How Bad the US Tick Problem Is," 4 July 2018 Then, as antibiotic resistance grew into a worldwide crisis — one that kills some 23,000 Americans a year — that joke started sounding more and more appealing. Eric Boodman, STAT, "First phage therapy center in the U.S. signals growing acceptance," 21 June 2018 In the past week, with fires spreading across parts of California, the need to provide for those in need and harness the power of community grows more and more important each day. Cameron Bird, Vogue, "Katy Perry, Kobe Bryant, Jessica Alba, and More at the Baby2Baby Gala," 12 Nov. 2018 Today, automakers are trying to get more and more range out of the big, heavy lithium-ion battery stashed in the bottom of electric vehicles, but storing electricity in the car's body could lead to cars that are lighter and travel farther. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "To Get More Electric Mileage, Scientists Want to Turn a Car's Frame Into a Battery," 23 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of more and more

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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7 Dec 2018

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