(usually used with for) Because; for. (conjunction)
Used in comparisons, to introduce the basis of comparison. (conjunction)
introduces a comparison, and is associated with comparatives, and with words such as more, less, and fewer. Typically, it seeks to measure the force of an adjective or similar description between two predicates. (preposition)
At that time; then. (adverb)
Examples of word Than
Â“Well, Â” said Tom, with cold scorn, Â“if your feelings are so much better than mine, let me see you show them in some other way than by conduct thatÂ’s likely to disgrace us all, Â—than by ridiculous flights first into one extreme and then into another.
He had urged the government in his last letters before leaving France to send it not later than a fortnight after he himself had sailed: Â“The convoy will cross much more safely now under the guard of two warships, Â” he had written to Montbarey, Â“than it will in a month with an escort of thirty, when the English are ready.
OR, _adv. _ before, as _Or this_, before this time; rather than, _Or than_, before then.
IV. iv.441 (351,7) [Not hold thee of our blood, no, not our kin, Far than Deucalion off] I think for _far than_ we should read _far as_.
The banking powers are more despotic than monarchy, more insolent than autocracy, more selfish thanï»¿ bureaucracy.