BETTER in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of BETTER
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
better
 a.  of a higher standard, or more suitable or effective than other things or people
 ad.  in a more suitable, pleasing, or satisfactory way, or to a greater degree
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  You had better clean it and load it.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER V. OUR ADVERTISEMENT BRINGS A VISITOR
2  "My fiddle would be the better for new strings," he remarked.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER V. OUR ADVERTISEMENT BRINGS A VISITOR
3  'Perhaps, Alice, you had better leave us together, she said, and her daughter withdrew.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER VI. TOBIAS GREGSON SHOWS WHAT HE CAN DO
4  The dog continued to lie stretched upon tho cushion, breathing in a laboured way, but apparently neither the better nor the worse for its draught.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER VII. LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS
5  From the great inland sea to the distant Wahsatch Mountains there was no name better known than that of John Ferrier.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER II. THE FLOWER OF UTAH
6  "But my prospects are better," said the other, warmly.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER IV. A FLIGHT FOR LIFE
7  John Ferrier felt that instant death would be better than the suspense which shook his nerves and chilled his heart.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER IV. A FLIGHT FOR LIFE
8  As to what occurred there, we cannot do better than quote the old hunter's own account, as duly recorded in Dr. Watson's Journal, to which we are already under such obligations.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER V. THE AVENGING ANGELS
9  "You had better come with me," said Holmes to the two detectives.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER VI. A CONTINUATION OF THE REMINISCENCES OF JOHN W...
10  There has been no better case within my recollection.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER VII. THE CONCLUSION
11  Lastly, supposing one man wished to dog another through London, what better means could he adopt than to turn cabdriver.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER VII. THE CONCLUSION
12  Even the horses and the dogs have no better fate.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter I
13  I am old and my voice is hoarse, but when I have taught you the tune, you can sing it better for yourselves.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter I
14  As for the horses, they knew every inch of the field, and in fact understood the business of mowing and raking far better than Jones and his men had ever done.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter III
15  Muriel, the goat, could read somewhat better than the dogs, and sometimes used to read to the others in the evenings from scraps of newspaper which she found on the rubbish heap.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter III
Example Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
16  It is better to be alone than in bad company.
17  Sometimes it is better to be alone.
18  You'd better trot along and finish your work.
19  It's getting late, we'd better mosey along.
20  The creditor has always a better memory than the detor.
21  Traditional economic analysis is premised on the assumption that more is better.
22  She should know better than to poke the animal with her umbrella.
23  A better strategy is to announce the changes quickly and then implement them slowly.
24  The worse luck now, the better another time.
25  Why not be the person to prove anything,to live better,is for youself.
26  If you wish for further explanation, you'd better apply in person to the director.
27  You'd better wrap a clean cloth around your arm till the wound closes.
28  If we only had some God in the country's laws, instead of beng in such a sweat to get him into the Constitution, it would be better all around.
29  He's scouting about/around for somewhere better to live.
30  It's better to travel hopefully than to arrive.