more than anything

idiom

: very much : very badly
I wanted to believe her more than anything, but I couldn't.
More than anything (in the world), I'd like to visit Paris again.

Examples of more than anything in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some new entries are attributed to corporate machinations like mergers, spinoffs, and corporate address changes that allow firms to enter the list on a technicality more than anything else. Bypaolo Confino, Fortune, 5 June 2023 The Inuit rangers’ advice to delay the patrol — and, more than anything else, Major Bennet’s deference to them — not only shielded the seven Inuit rangers and nearly 40 soldiers from a blizzard, but cemented the authority of the Inuit in a region that continues to confound outsiders. Norimitsu Onishi Nasuna Stuart-Ulin, New York Times, 4 June 2023 Talking to a player who understands, and being a listening vessel more than anything else. Shawn McFarland, Dallas News, 10 Apr. 2023 But more than anything, it is driven by economic conditions: The U.S. job market is strong, lifting participation for a variety of groups, and persistent inflation has pressured families to find ways to offset soaring costs. Bloomberg Wire, Dallas News, 24 May 2023 The musical approach is egregious, too, the tweaks made to the featherlight originals feeling laborious more than anything else. Vulture, 22 May 2023 My elbow’s been the thing that’s bothering me more than anything. Journal Sentinel, 16 May 2023 Nate Feuerstein, known to millions as the rapper NF, is, more than anything, the voice of those devastated by America’s opioid addiction. Luther Ray Abel, National Review, 6 May 2023 West Valley star wants to win a ring more than anything Like Sellers of ACS for the girls, Stewart Erhart of West Valley (24-1) was named the Alaska Gatorade Player of the Year for boys basketball and led his team to the best record heading into state for the second year in a row. Josh Reed, Anchorage Daily News, 22 Mar. 2023

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“More than anything.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/more%20than%20anything. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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