comparative form of good or well: more good or well(adjective)
comparative form of well: more well(adverb)
An entity, usually animate, deemedsuperior to another. (noun)
Examples of word better
We would do better to say: _more_ is often _better_ , but _most_ is rarely _best_ , especially if we fail to measure everything together, tangible and intangible alike.
Popper held, that even if a theory t2 with a higher content than a rival theory t1 is subsequently falsified, it can still legitimately be regarded as a better theory than t1, and ˜better™ is here now understood to mean t2 is closer to the truth than t1.
Most of the contemporary "political poetry" I've read remain mired in authorial biography (granted, it could be a function of my reading habit) -- they were writ primarily to make the authors feel better (by *feel better*, it includes ranting against abuse).
People are better than their creeds, and, it should seem, sometimes _better_ than _their_ principles.
Were they, after all, with all their muddy color and uncertain composition, better -- actually _better_, in the fundamentals that count, than those two glorified forms that ruled the room?
Bright knew his Englishmen better than Lowell did, better than England did.
The idealists planned and strove and shouted that their city should become a better, better, and better cityand what they meant, when they used the word better, was more prosperous, and the core of their idealism was this: The more prosperous my beloved city, the more prosperous beloved I!
First, _Know what you want to say_; second, _Say it_; third, _Use your own language_; fourth, _Leave out all the fine passages_; fifth, _A short word is better than a long one_; sixth, _The fewer words, other things being equal, the better_; finally, _Cut it to pieces_.
"You were Peter Grimm," she said, "before you knew better" -- that's what _they_ call leaving _this_ world -- "_to know better_."