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thalers; thallium; thallus; tham; thame; thana; thane; thanes; thanh; thank
  1. Houston, to prevent the employment in factories of children under ten and under twelve years of age were defeated by a vote of more than three to one.

  2. If either husband or wife die without a will leaving only one child or the lawful issue of one, the survivor takes one-half the real estate; if there are more than one or issue of one living, then one-third.

  3. LAWS: The constitution of Kansas, adopted in 1859, contained more liberal provisions for women than had existed in any State up to that time.

  4. It must be said to its credit, however, that during its brief existence women received more recognition in general than they ever had had from the old parties.

  5. All the above methods aim rather at the education of the popular mind than the judiciary and legislative branches of the Government.

  6. The husband can not convey this without the wife's signature, and he can not dispose of more than one-half of it by will.

  7. This left the field clear for Kansas and more than $2,200 were raised at one session towards the expenses of the campaign.

  8. If he earns more than is sufficient for such maintenance, he violates no legal obligation if he spends the surplus in extravagance or gives it away.

  9. Professor Atchison had the compliment of receiving about 3,000 votes more than the men on the same ticket as herself, and Dr.

  10. In 1891 it was enacted that it might be regarded as a felony and punished by imprisonment in the penitentiary not less than two nor more than ten years.

  11. The "age of protection" for girls still remains 10 years, with a penalty of death, or if recommended to mercy by the jury, imprisonment in the penitentiary at hard labor not less than one nor more than twenty years.

  12. First, it may be claimed that Western men have more than others of that spirit of chivalry of which the world has heard so much and seen so little.

  13. He never seems to have been paid much more than 500 pounds for the newspaper publication (the most valuable by far because the pirates could not interfere with its profits) of any one of his novels.

  14. His wife, who was much younger than himself and who survived her son, is said to have possessed both beauty and fortune, and was evidently endowed with the business faculties so common among Frenchwomen.

  15. Perhaps no writer except Voltaire and Goethe earlier made such a really European reputation; and his books were of a kind to be more widely read by the general public than either Goethe's or Voltaire's.

  16. But by degrees and apparently pretty soon, he slipped into what was his vocation, and like some, though not very many, great writers, at first did little better in it than if it had not been his vocation at all.

  17. But in the very context of this assertion Balzac assigns a much longer period to the correction than to the composition, and this brings us to one of the most curious and one of the most famous points of his literary history.

  18. He had more than twenty years to live, but he never cured himself of this hankering after une bonne speculation.

  19. More amusing than a book, If a chap has eyes to see; For, no matter where I look, Stories, stories jump at me.

  20. At night, I fear, I fight for breath, And wake up whiter than a spook; And crawl off to a bistro near, And drink until my brain is clear.

  21. It Is Later Than You Think Lone amid the cafe's cheer, Sad of heart am I to-night; Dolefully I drink my beer, But no single line I write.

  22. Well," said he, "better good verse than middling poetry.

  23. Calvert tries to paint more than the thing he sees; he tries to paint behind it, to express its spirit.

  24. Well, each tether has its end: Sir, it's later than you think.

  25. And my old dog, too, he loves me more, I think, than ever he did before.

  26. I only laughed, for sure I saw his spite was all a bluff, And he was prouder than a prince behind his manner gruff.

  27. It is longer than most, and gave me more trouble, though none the better for that.

  28. I think of vast Niagara, Those gulfs of foam a-shine, Whose mighty roar would stagger a More prosy bean than mine; And as the hours I idly spend Against a greasy wall, I know that green the waters bend And fall and fall and fall.

  29. How the words are dark and dire: It is later than you think.

  30. It is later than you think; Sadly later than you think; Far, far later than you think.

  31. Get you gone, you jolly scamps; Let your parting glasses clink; Seek your long neglected lamps: It is later than you think.

  32. A full explanation must take place; and rather than endure a continuance of what he had lately suffered, Colonel Hubert felt inclined to welcome the result, be it what it might.

  33. It was more like the operation of a magician's wand than the consequence of human events.

  34. Colonel Hubert writes us word that he is coming to-morrow, and he is a much more stay-at-home person than Sir Edward.

  35. Now you have the carte du pays, and I think you will agree with me, that it is much better I should make my entree with you on my arm, than permit you to follow with the damsels in my train.

  36. Nothing could be more gratifying than the manner in which they were received by Lady Elizabeth, Lady Stephenson, and Sir Edward; .

  37. No sooner, however, had this first violent burst of emotion passed away, than the happiness such a meeting was calculated to afford to both of them, was most keenly and delightfully felt.

  38. I have lived at her cost, and this ought to close my lips against speaking more against her than may be necessary to clear my own conduct in your eyes.

  39. Agnes never ceased to glory in her choice, and loved nothing better than to make Aunt Betsy confess that her great nephew, notwithstanding his being a general, was more like a hero than any other man she had ever seen.

  40. You look as if you had lost your best friend.

  41. Harry had not passed the stage where he would "kiss the cook" in these circumstances, and an occasional hour in the kitchen is not so bad when there is a fine handsome young man there, to be ordered about and told to "behave himself.

  42. There was an undercurrent of sadness, but still something beautiful, in the life that followed this conversation.

  43. Mrs. Wentworth was not a business woman, and she knew little of her husband's affairs, but she had a feeling that this question of life insurance was all that stood in the way of the precautions that he ought to take.

  44. Her father had been successful but improvident: he would leave hardly enough for her mother alone to live in modest comfort; and, besides, Harry was not the kind of youth to put his responsibilities on another.

  45. That he should trust to luck before was solely his affair; that he should trust to luck now is quite another matter.

  46. You've got to do it--for humanity's sake!

  47. Murray liked him and encouraged him: there was, he thought, the making of a good and successful man in him, and he frequently went to considerable trouble to explain the theory and practice of insurance.

  48. If it had been his own personal risk, he would have taken it cheerfully, but even had he so desired, he could not take it for the company in the face of the doctor's report.

  49. I thought I was a confirmed bachelor: had no family and never expected to have one.

  50. But the insurance becomes effective when the application is accepted and the first premium paid, doesn't it?

  51. To parallel the road would be to kill a company in which they were financially interested, in addition to incurring the considerable expense necessary for a new connecting link.

  52. She had said he could do as he pleased, but there had been something in her tone that was disquieting; she might think there was disloyalty in his patronage of a company that had so offended her.

  53. The case is, that I am sitting to him for a subject in which my face is to be used--otherwise than as a portrait--and he called about it.

  54. If what all my supporters feel could be collected into the hearts of two or three they would love me better than they love themselves; but now it pervades all and operates in none.

  55. Further than his first two words he could say nothing.

  56. I wish there was no more reason for fear on my side than there is on yours!

  57. She had come down on the wings of an impulse to unfold her trouble about Picotee to her hard-headed and much older sister, less for advice than to get some heart- ease by interchange of words; but alas, she could proceed no further.

  58. Surely he is aware that more often than not "No" is said to a man's importunities because it is traditionally the correct modest reply, and for nothing else in the world.

  59. I have brought mother and the children to town against her judgment and against my father's; they gave way to my opinion as to one who from superior education has larger knowledge of the world than they.

  60. She was put upon her mettle; and one by one they got to feel there was somebody among them whose little finger, if they insulted her, was thicker than a Mountclere's loins.

  61. I would sooner see you in your grave, Ethelberta, than Lord Mountclere's wife, or the wife of anybody like him, great as the honour would be.

  62. I am much older than you, and ought to have known better than listen to such a scheme.

  63. Certainly the most self-possessed woman in the world, under pressure of the incongruity between their last meeting and the present one, might have shown more embarrassment than Ethelberta showed on greeting him to- day.

  64. The see of Dromore, though founded by St. Colman, seems for several centuries to have comprised little more than the abbey of that great saint and its immediate territory.

  65. Open to Students of the University, of not more than Two Years' standing, who have passed the Annual Examination of the First Year.

  66. Open to all Students of not more than One Year's standing in the University.

  67. We have no reason whatever, from the data furnished by the Sacred Books themselves, to assume that they had families materially larger than those of the present day.

  68. There is no nation on earth who cherish religious feelings with a more deep and enthusiastic devotion than do the Irish.

  69. This average is a fairer one to take for our purpose than the former; because these persons lived at all different times in the interval between the migration into Egypt and the Exodus.

  70. We cannot do better than lay before our readers the explanation of his object and motives offered by the Archbishop himself to Pope Innocent VI.

  71. The empire in which we are associated gains no more by the destruction of the individual nationality of its component parts, than society would gain by the destruction of all distinctive character in those who compose it.

  72. But the Candidates cannot be above twenty-six years of age, or of more than five years' standing in any University.

  73. This is no other than our Archbishop Fitz-Ralph.

  74. I did not stay in the place more than one hour.

  75. This house is still standing today and the porch roof is sustained by tapering posts, which are more delicate and slender than ones usually found on outside porches.

  76. He wrote, "I think there is no congregation in the Diocese more deserving of help than this, where the people have shown such a determination to help themselves.

  77. It developed into a slender plant less than three feet tall and the short, thick leaves, when ripe, were pulled from the stalk and dried before a fire or in the sun.

  78. He also stated that two of his sons had received more than his daughters but he hoped his sons would do better and his daughters would understand.

  79. These trenches served as embankments for various battles in this area but other than that have seen no service due to destruction by both sides during the Civil War.

  80. The gentry hoped to keep the radicals under control for they felt the Virginia colony had less cause to fight than the other colonies.

  81. Although Major Willard was quite a few years older than Antonia, he had been to the Ford home quite frequently as a visitor and had found Miss Ford most charming.

  82. They have issued from the fort--nothing more than that!

  83. But as soon as they are off duty they ask for nothing better than to resume their pleasant everyday faces, in no way terrifying or hirsute.

  84. Three months, as if the war had no other object than this.

  85. Does it interfere with his replenishing and reliefs, even more than ours are hampered?

  86. Death does nothing more than open the fingers of Time, who bears in his hand our days that are to come.

  87. It ought not to consist of more than the 6th Company of the 142nd, the machine-gun company, and the fort engineers.

  88. Then, too, the place is overcrowded: more than 600 men.

  89. The trees are already nothing more than stumps.

  90. In about three days the company has lost more than a hundred men.

  91. I don’t know the way: I am going to the Colonel’s quarters,’ and in less time than it takes to tell he hurries away in that direction.

  92. More efficiently than the enemy, the sunshine climbs the slopes of the fort.

  93. Do you know all your instructions, above all the one that is common to all the forts: to die rather than surrender?

  94. Thirst is what troubles us more than anything.

  95. Fifteen to eighteen hundred yards is much farther than one thinks.

  96. An institution is more than a human life.

  97. Mental disorders were moral and legal problems rather than biological, social, and medical problems.

  98. It serves the part of our community which more than any other sets the pace of the civilization about us--the intelligent aspiring workers who may not have reached the goal of absolute financial independence.

  99. Animated by that resolve and cheered by that prospect, we may thus confidently hope, as we begin the second century of Bloomingdale's career, for results not less fruitful and gratifying than those which we celebrate to-day.

  100. Much has been added, and more than ever do we appreciate the position of just such a hospital as that of Bloomingdale as a centre of healing and as a leader of public opinion and as a contributor to progress.

  101. They studied little more than corpses and experimental animals, and many a critic wondered how such a corpse or a frog could ever show any mind, normal or abnormal.

  102. Bloomingdale has its sphere of influence marked by qualitative selection rather than by a formal consideration.

  103. In no other body of recruits and in no other army than the American was a comparable success arrived at, and the credit for this is due to American applied psychiatry and its wisely chosen official representatives.

  104. Strange to say, good old Aristotle was nearer an understanding than most of the wise men and women that have succeeded him for these more than two thousand years.

  105. A thief is worse," said the Bobolink, "Than anything else on earth, I think.

  106. I ask of Heaven than this no greater boon; No greater boon than wisdom from on high To strengthen them against the snares of sin; To teach them how to live and how to die, To hear their Master bid them "Enter in!

  107. Said the white one, "I want to play hide and go seek, 'Tis long since we played it, much more than a week.

  108. Oh, they need not doubt that your mother's heart Holds less of love than their own, And though I may lack of their wisdom my pet, My love for the lack shall atone.

  109. What truer hand than His could mark thy path?

  110. Unreconciled Hid away in the corner I found it, A little shoe worn out and old; But dearer to me in my sorrow Than all earth's treasures of gold.

  111. For when he is hungry and comes tearing in like that, he will carry off more than he can eat.

  112. Only about a year and a half younger than her brother, Kate was a match for him in about everything and rather more than a match in repartee.

  113. He feels and sees, I suppose, that Addison is more talented than he is, and that all of us naturally place more confidence in what he says and does.

  114. She is a sister to Elder Witham; and they say she can quote more Scripture than the Elder himself.

  115. It is a sight better business than farming.

  116. But for more than a week we were unable to gain the slightest hint as to where his preserve was situated.

  117. The Baldwin, for example, which first appeared growing wild in a Massachusetts town, could hardly be reckoned to-day as worth less than a hundred millions of dollars.

  118. Ellen sat next and was taken very quickly, while I stood at the door recovering myself; but Wealthy suffered even more than I did, I feel sure.

  119. They are scared to death if a horse does more than walk.

  120. I've found what's better than ghosts, however!

  121. To play hooky and go nutting is far better than to study and fit himself for earning a livelihood.

  122. She whispers more than any other girl in school, and makes more fun of him, and yet she is one of his prime favorites.

  123. The Raven" was his favorite selection, and he read it no less than thirteen times during one term.

  124. In spite of his inverted position I would rather be a boy than a man, and a country boy than a city-bred one.

  125. There is nothing in life much harder to bear than suspense.

  126. It was no longer a courtship, but rather a loving discussion of future plans in life, for each felt bound by an obligation stronger even than love, and how many charming air castles they built out of the firelight flashes shall not be told.

  127. Another thing he learned that winter besides his lessons, was that stylish clothes and genteel manners in a young man counted far more in a girl's estimation than proficiency in study.

  128. The frowning walls seemed more menacing than ever, and that black hole just beyond, which he had tried to enter the day before, glared at his like a huge eye of sinister import.

  129. To snare a few worthless suckers in the meadow brook is to the country boy of more importance than the gathering of a field of grain.

  130. All these and many other delights he never knows; but one thing he does know, and knows it early, and that is how much smarter, better dressed and better off in every way he is than the poor, despised greeny of a country boy!

  131. She had noticed his unusual elation--even more than could be ascribed to his gladness at being once more beside her, and, grown accustomed to his ways, knew there was a surprise in store.

  132. Some field collectors measured the ear from the notch and others from the crown; most collectors measured the length of the hind foot to the nearest millimeter rather than in tenths of a millimeter, as would have been desired.

  133. He had a Friend who was dearer than a mother could have been.

  134. Boys who are not properly warned of the danger of tobacco-using are to be pitied more than blamed if they indulge; but their ignorance does not lessen the harm and the evils wrought.

  135. Out in the world you will meet many temptations and evils, more than you have ever known.

  136. John thought that the songs were sweeter than any he had ever heard.

  137. Another thing he found, too, was that he had added to his list of evil habits one even more fierce and strong than the others.

  138. He had always desired to be good and kind to all; but he did not know how to rise to a nobler plane of conduct than that on which he was living.

  139. The school terms would not be long (for only three or four months of each year were set apart for school purposes); but even these short terms would be better than none.

  140. He realized that his child needed more instruction than he was receiving and that Will's influence over John was not good; but just what advice to give, he hardly knew.

  141. More than once that day while working, John thought of the farmer's words and wondered if the prayer would have any effect upon the day.

  142. As soon, therefore, as he was able, he returned to his friends at home, thoroughly disgusted with his undertakings; he was a wiser lad than he was when he went away.

  143. When the sun sinks the illusion vanishes and the eastern plain appears to be no darker than the western.

  144. If I am a Jew it is more than you are; you often said that you didn't believe in God.

  145. The moral trade in salt gives smaller profits than did the immoral trade in wild ostrich feathers, but it is safe, and there is no heavy legal penalty hanging like a Damocles sword over the head of the trader.

  146. One of the boys said that he had been entrusted with a message from 'Ndakana to the effect that the latter had gone to a more distant forest to get some roots of greater potency than any obtainable close at hand.

  147. This indicated a locality where a mob of more than average compactness was pressing westward, impelled by the strange trek instinct.

  148. The "gqira" had more important work on hand than feasting.

  149. The herd of cattle numbered rather more than a hundred, and it could be seen by the most unprofessional eye that in quality its members were far superior to the usual run of cattle that one sees at the ordinary native kraal.

  150. Probably the assemblage contains a larger proportion of unattractive female countenances than one would find in any other collection of Caucasians.

  151. So help me God, I know nothing more about it than what I've told you.

  152. The highest of these kopjes is less than four hundred feet above the general level of the plains; a circle two miles in circumference would enclose them all.

  153. A year of many roses And few thorns; A year that brighter closes Than it dawns.

  154. Let us ever bear in mind that this opposition is to us of far greater worth than apathy and indifference.

  155. At present he has paid the penalty of too much enthusiasm, for he has tried to do more than is possible.

  156. There, more than anywhere else, an impressionable nature feels the heavy misfortune of diversity of tongues.

  157. Are we to consider therefore that Spanish resembles Esperanto more closely than Italian, or has some other friend, equally ignorant of that tongue, been able to translate the Italian sentences on page 57?

  158. I do not wish to praise any special speech above another, but none was more eloquent than that of our youngest friend, Edmond Privat, of Geneva.

  159. Undoubtedly the creation of such a society or group will cause you an amount of work which anyone other than an enthusiast would justly name slavery.

  160. And, certainly, had anyone told me that in less than a year I should enter this Town Hall in a frock coat and silk hat to discuss Esperanto, I could not have believed it.

  161. All Members of the London Esperanto Club whose numbers are lower than 136 are hereby reminded that their renewals are now due, and should be sent to the Hon.

  162. There also I enjoyed an excellent lunch à la Palermo, while my fellow tourists lost more than two hours waiting in vain at a French hotel.

  163. The "Esperantist's Signal" is introduced as a more occasional sign than the Badge for mutual recognition.

  164. A friend who thinks more of my work than his own pleasure, proposed that I should follow the example of a foreign Gazette, and not issue an August number.

  165. We need original work, however, more than translations.

  166. Young as he was, he was then the support of a widowed mother, and there were seven children younger than he.

  167. No business men were ever gentler than Deering, Glessner, Warder, Adriance, and Huntley.

  168. Here are more than two hundred inventors and designers, well housed and well salaried, and not tramping from shop to shop, as inventors did in the good old days.

  169. Out of more than two hundred harvester companies, only fourteen survived in 1902; and these realised that if such waste and warfare continued, their business would be destroyed.

  170. Here is a new machine, much less elegant than useful, for flinging manure over a field.

  171. Now Marsh, like two-thirds of the Reaper Kings, could no more make a speech than walk a rope.

  172. Of four farm editors, one was against all "trusts" on general principles; and the other three believed that the evils of harvester competition were much greater than those of consolidation.

  173. Here was a man who could do in half an hour what few Hungarian peasants could finish in less than a day!

  174. Instead of yielding tribute to the forty Sisal Kings of Yucatan, he will pay no more than the charges of the railroad and the factory.

  175. England grows less than a quarter as much as will feed her people.

  176. Into the tank goes the whole frame of a binder, and the swarthy descendant of Attilla thinks himself slow if he dips less than four hundred of these in a day.

  177. And so, the American harvester is much more than a handy device for cutting grain.

  178. And Mrs. McCormick has been much more than a mere adviser.

  179. The fact is that they cared more for the good-will of the farmers and the prestige of their machines than they did for larger profits.

  180. As yet, power rather than beauty presided, unless in the etchings of Vandyck.

  181. A Funeral Panegyric pronounced at his death, now before me in the original pamphlet of the time,[5] testifies to more than family or office.

  182. A work of Raffaelle, or any of the great masters, is better in an engraving of Longhi or Morghen than in any ordinary copy, and would probably cost more in the market.

  183. Thus lived and died the splendid Pompone de Bellièvre, with no other children than his works.

  184. His aquafortis was not less gentle than his pencil.

  185. Even great monuments in porphyry and bronze are less durable than these light and fragile impressions subject to all the chances of wind, water, and fire, but prevailing by their numbers where the mass succumbs.

  186. Nanteuil was an artist of different character, being to Masson as Vandyck to Visscher, with less of vigor than beauty.

  187. If, in our day, the "chromo" can do more than engraving, it cannot impair the value of the early masters.

  188. Still the subject is a vast and important one, in its connection with gastronomy, and lends itself to poetry far easier than doth the little sucking pig, upon whom Charles Lamb expended so great and unnecessary a wealth of language.

  189. No sooner is the mutton or venison disposed of, with its never-failing accompaniments of jelly and vegetables, than we set the whole of it in a ferment with champagne, and drown it with hock and sauterne.

  190. Almost the only vegetable in use amongst the Saxons was colewort, although the Romans had brought over many others, years before; but hatred of anything foreign was more rampant in early Saxon days than at present.

  191. And a child's ideas of the Christian religion, nay, of the Creator himself, are occasionally more quaint than reverent.

  192. Than a good bowl of Scotch Broth, what could be more grateful, or less expensive?

  193. But knowledge and practice have enabled modern gardeners to produce larger bulbs than even the most imaginative of the ancients can have dreamt of.

  194. And the same salad, the very identical horror, obtrudes itself on the table at other genteel establishments than boarding-houses.

  195. Warner But you said you'd rather see him dead than married to Sloan's girl.

  196. Philo I saw what you saw--signals from a distance farther than the distance of the nearest planet to our earth.

  197. The sages say that we can have no fairer fortune than to die in our happiest moment.

  198. We stood here, and the words you spoke were brighter than the lamps of Siangtan that we looked down upon.

  199. Mary I miss the car more on Rosie's account than mine.

  200. Philo In others of the many millions of globes about us in space, a similar evolution is going on, and in some the evolution is less advanced than in ours, in others incomparably more advanced.

  201. Mother It will be even more beautiful than this, for we shall go higher, and climb those Morning Mountains.

  202. I would still send on these same routes this food, but also better food than this, stuff that should kindle and feed intellectual fires in all the remote places of the earth.

  203. Every owner will be a monarch greater than the Son of Heaven to whom we bowed.

  204. Oh, my lord, there are distances farther than the peaks of Siang, and they will call you from me.

  205. We moderns are doing more to celebrate his coming than our fathers did for Æschylus when he was here.

  206. Philo Brother Will is more help there than I am, father.

  207. Cotswold wool, and some other inferior wools, do not measure more than nine spirals to the inch.

  208. This is particularly the case with napped hats, for when thus treated the fibre becomes much more brittle than before, and the nap soon breaks off round the square.

  209. When a hair is held by the top, it can be severed with a razor much more readily than if held by the root.

  210. C] Hatters' kettles for FUR hatting are made of copper, as they take less firing than those that are made of lead.

  211. A piece of coarse brown paper is now folded into a triangular shape, a little smaller than the bats just bowed; all the three edges are to be folded together with the paper inclosed.

  212. England, for instance, where there is so much moisture in the atmosphere, requires a much harder stiff than we do in America.

  213. There is no department in the hatting trade of more importance than that of stiffening, as the kind, quality, and quantity of the stiff must be regulated according to the country in which the hats are to be worn.

  214. He taught that the love of money is the source of more moral evils than any other thing in the world.

  215. It is easier to write a great speech than to set before the reader a man he knows to be capable of making it; but this is easier than to proclaim a lofty doctrine of morals and show a man as living up to it.

  216. He reminded them that they would lift a sheep out of the ditch on the Sabbath day, and concludes with a question that brought the truth home to them: “How much then is a man better than a sheep?

  217. It is not simply that Germans are more interested in him as a patriotic sentiment growing out of national pride in their greatest man; they understand him better than other people can.

  218. It is nothing less and nothing else than the moral and spiritual re-creation of the human race, the absolute conquest of the love of men’s hearts for time and eternity.

  219. No more than I will plead for counterfeit coins; no more than I would say that all coins that have pure gold in them are of full weight and without alloy of baser metal.

  220. It is very common for us to write of “taller men” than ourselves; we all do this.

  221. What books contain is more important than the question of authorship.

  222. It is living a truth more than learning about a truth that gives the teacher authority.

  223. A thought with life and truth in it, once set going, can no more be lost than a drop of water falling on the fields can be lost.

  224. No writer can any more escape the intellectual and moral atmosphere of his time than he can escape the heredity that is in his blood.

  225. But theirs was a far harder task than thinking out the truths attributed to Jesus in the gospels; they had also to think out a man who lived up to them.

  226. In nothing is Jesus more unlike men than in his utter disregard of “forms” in the doing of the duties he enjoined.

  227. Jill, with her nose luxuriously buried in the box, though the flowers were more remarkable for color than perfume.

  228. I've had such a jolly good time, that I hate to be shut up all day worse than ever.

  229. You look more like a clothes-pin than a Hercules," was the crushing reply of this unsympathetic brother, and Jack meekly retired with a bad headache.

  230. He submitted, however, rather than spoil the grand finale, hoping that its beauty would efface that ill-timed pleasantry from the public mind.

  231. The third little missionary had the hardest time of all, and her first efforts were not much more satisfactory nor successful than the others.

  232. Now, Minot, let us have this over as soon as possible, for I do not like it any better than you do, and I am sure there is some mistake.

  233. Merry does; and she is only a few months older than I am.

  234. God is wiser and stronger than any father or mother, so hold fast to Him, and you will have no doubt or fear, however dark it seems.

  235. I shall be all well in a fortnight, I know; but Jack won't, for it will take more than a month to mend his poor leg.

  236. He acknowledged that no Government was more liberal, and no nation more free, than the British; but he hated the one as much as he abused the other; and he did not conceal sentiments that made him always so welcome to Bonaparte and Talleyrand.

  237. It is more difficult to mention a crime that he has not perpetrated than to discover a good or just action that he ever performed.

  238. Portalis observed that it was more easy to conceive than to execute such a vast plan.

  239. Nowhere, indeed, were bribery and corruption carried to a greater extent, or practised with more effrontery, than at Mentz.

  240. She accused her daughter, the Princesse Borghese, who often rallies the devotion of her mamma, and who is more an amateur of the living than of the dead, of having played her these tricks.

  241. I have never been at the house of that lady since the death of the Prince, nor more than once in my life.

  242. At this period of life if any passions remain, avarice is more common than ambition; because treasures may be hoarded without bustle, while activity is absolutely necessary to push forward to the goal of distinction.

  243. In a nation so greatly corrupted and immoral, this alone is more than negative evidence.

  244. I should then spend more time upon them than is convenient.

  245. The Chronicle which, more than his poetry, has kept his fame alive, was undertaken when he was only twenty; the first book was written in its earliest form by 1369; and he kept revising and enlarging the work to the end of his life.

  246. So it mishapped he loved a gentlewoman a great deal elder than I.

  247. This blowing and noise endured a long space and then ceased: and by that time the Englishmen were within less than a mile.

  248. If in any age some one of them did found a college, almshouse, or school, if you look unto these our times, you shall see no fewer deeds of charity done, nor better grounded upon the right stub of piety than before.

  249. Sir James Lindsay could not keep the right way as he came: it was dark and a mist, and he had not ridden half a mile, but he met face to face with the bishop of Durham and more than five hundred Englishmen with him.

  250. I am Joseph of Aramathie, the which Our Lord hath sent here to thee to bear thee fellowship; and wotest thou wherefore that he hath sent me more than any other?

  251. And then he met with a yeoman riding upon an hackney, the which led in his hand a great steed blacker than any bear.

  252. The above list will hopefully give you a few useful examples demonstrating the appropriate usage of "than" in a variety of sentences. We hope that you will now be able to make sentences using this word.

    Some related collocations, pairs and triplets of words:
    than any; than ever; than that; than the; than they; than those; thank thee; thank you