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 Meanings and Examples of LESS
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
less
 ad.  not so much
 a.  of lower rank
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  Choosing the latter alternative, I began by making up my mind to leave the hotel, and to take up my quarters in some less pretentious and less expensive domicile.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER I. MR. SHERLOCK HOLMES
2  Alas, in less than an hour there was a ring at the bell, and I learned that Mr. Drebber had returned.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER VI. TOBIAS GREGSON SHOWS WHAT HE CAN DO
3  The child was pale and wan, but her healthy arms and legs showed that she had suffered less than her companion.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER I. ON THE GREAT ALKALI PLAIN
4  It would be quite as deadly, and a good deal less noisy than firing across a handkerchief.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER VI. A CONTINUATION OF THE REMINISCENCES OF JOHN W...
5  The ordinary London growler is considerably less wide than a gentleman's brougham.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER VII. THE CONCLUSION
6  In the end they finished the harvest in two days' less time than it had usually taken Jones and his men.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter III
7  If they had no more food than they had had in Jones's day, at least they did not have less.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter VI
8  The human beings did not hate Animal Farm any less now that it was prospering; indeed, they hated it more than ever.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter VI
9  All the same, there were days when they felt that they would sooner have had less figures and more food.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter VIII
10  Clover treated the hoof with poultices of herbs which she prepared by chewing them, and both she and Benjamin urged Boxer to work less hard.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter IX
11  It was only his appearance that was a little altered; his hide was less shiny than it had used to be, and his great haunches seemed to have shrunken.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter IX
12  He believed that he was right in saying that the lower animals on Animal Farm did more work and received less food than any animals in the county.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter X
13  And she was a thorough good sort, making him feel less of an audience, more of an actor, going round the Barn in her wake.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 8
14  The good clergyman, I say, does more work for less pay than all the lot.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 9
15  The tune said, more or less, how Eve, gathering her robes about her, stands reluctant still to let her dewy mantle fall.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 9
Example Sentence: (189 in 13 pages)
16  A point less trouble, will be more happy; forget the troubles, will be happy all the time.
17  Two in distress makes sorrow less.
18  The obvious way of reducing pollution is to use cars less.
19  Breastfed babies are less likely to fall victim to stomach disorders.
20  The baby can't even walk, much less run.
21  In Western countries girls are far less likely to offend than boys.
22  Compare your grievs with other men's and they will seem less.
23  Ageing's one saving grace is you worry less about what people think.
24  We have less to worry about now.
25  Maybe he would worry less if he understood the situation.
26  Think much, speak little, and write less.
27  Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself.
28  Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less.
29  France edged out the British team by less than a second.
30  Digital cell phones offer more security, but the downside is that they have less power.