more like

idiom

: close to : about, approximately
I thought it would only take two or three minutes, but it ended up taking more like half an hour.

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Recent Examples on the Web Freediving, the practice of plunging deep into the ocean with a single breath, is one of the most dangerous sports in the world, which makes this documentary feel more like a thriller at times. Janey Tracey, EW.com, 23 May 2024 The surgery, which brings her closer to becoming more like the AI she was once hired to train, comes with a big payday that helps bankroll a family trip to a nature theme park. Shannon Carlin, TIME, 22 May 2024 While the word ‘tranquility’ doesn’t immediately come to mind, adults can escape to a new luxury hotel that feels more like an island paradise or check in to a tech-heavy hotel that recently landed a Michelin nod. Angela Caraway-Carlton, Miami Herald, 15 May 2024 For as much artistry as Jokic is said to incorporate to the game of basketball, his shot-making in Game 5 felt more like the work of a mathematician. Bennett Durando, The Denver Post, 15 May 2024 And Charlie Reed, covered in bits of paint and drywall, looks more like a builder than a pastry chef. Amanda Hancock, The Courier-Journal, 15 May 2024 Young had his quirks, too, but the mess on offense felt more like a reflection of the ecosystem around the young quarterback as opposed to the inexperienced signal-caller bringing the ship down. Mike Kaye, Charlotte Observer, 15 May 2024 But ever since Elon Musk bought Twitter in 2022, Reign — who refuses to call the platform by its new name, X — says the once-lively community is more like a nursing home. Kalia Richardson, Rolling Stone, 13 May 2024 For decades, Rolex’s fluted bezels have served no function, and the fluting itself has become gently flared (more like waves than ridges) to the point where, even if one tried, no tool could interlock. Allen Farmelo, Robb Report, 11 May 2024

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“More like.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/more%20like. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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