Definitions of "Greater"

Of, relating to, or being a city considered together with its populous suburbs. adjective

comparative form of great: more great adjective

Used in referring to a region or place together with the surrounding area; (of a city) metropolitan. adjective

Greater in size or importance or degree adjective

The word "Greater" in example sentences

"Perhaps Carlotta's right was greater -- _could it be greater_ than her husband's?" The Royal Pawn of Venice A Romance of Cyprus

We frankly admit that where the evil of slavery is felt to a greater extent than in the states to which we have adverted, not only must _greater exertions_ be used, but even the plans of proceeding must be somewhat varied. The Journal of Negro History, Volume 6, 1921

'Tis my comfort that I shall be one of the last that are called in question; and, whilst the greater offenders are calling to account, I shall have leisure to amend; for it would be unreasonable to punish _the less troublesome_, whilst we are infested with _the greater_. The Philosophy of the Plays of Shakspere Unfolded

_the greater congregation_; but if the weight be _greater_, the former motion _yields_. The Philosophy of the Plays of Shakspere Unfolded

/rV tirtue ten thoufand cimei greater — deaf hoySf Jt't rirt&e Un thoufand timet greater* The Vocal Magazine: Or, Compleat British Songster

As the term greater good is employed to indicate the degree in which a quality serves as a means, so may the higher good show the degree in which it is an end. The Nature of Goodness

In a Guardian article, the former foreign secretary says the prime minister's "muscular liberalism" offers little to people who are craving what he calls a "greater sense of security" in an ever changing world. David Miliband attacks David Cameron's 'muscular liberalism'

The strategy document itself articulates the principle as follows: The greater the threat, the greater is the risk of inaction — and the more compelling the case for taking anticipatory action to defend ourselves, even if uncertainty remains as to the time and place of the enemy's attack. 14 Important Science Questions

The enemy is starting to morph, and demonstrate what he calls greater resiliency. Jayne Lyn Stahl: General McChrystal and His "Retail War"

The greater the specificity of the interacting components required to produce the function, the greater is our confidence in the conclusion of design. A brief sidebar about design and evolution

And I think because of that, the health care debate, the debate soon -- hopefully, on climate change and other important issues, including the spending bills -- they will all take on what I call a greater proportion as the American people are really also concerned about the amount of the deficit -- the huge deficit that President Obama inherited when he took office. CNN Transcript Sep 7, 2009

Because the stronger our sense of self-centredness the greater is our unease, whereas the more we are concerned about others, the more secure we feel. The sound of one hand clapping: Zen Pen

AMANPOUR: Some evangelicals believe that, when Jews live in all of the Holy Land, what they call greater Israel, only then will Christ return and true believers be raptured up to heaven. CNN Transcript Aug 9, 2008

So revolted was Taylor by what he saw that he felt comfortable issuing a blanket statement that could be applied to anything the Chinese made: “The wider its divergence from its original beauty or symmetry, the greater is their delight.” The Romance of China: Excursions to China in U.S. Culture: 1776-1876

The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us. Talking skins, Voltaire, and dwelling on things...

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