THAN in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of THAN
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
than
 conj.  used to join two parts of a comparison
Classic Sentence: (202 in 14 pages)
1  No human being could have passed a happier childhood than myself.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 2
2  Well, she was less than an hour old and Tom was God knows where.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 1
3  He smiled understandingly--much more than understandingly.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 3
4  His moral force was abased into more than childish weakness.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XIII. ANOTHER VIEW OF HESTER
5  One had rather, on such occasions, do too much than too little.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 2
6  But farther than this you must not believe.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4
7  I value not her censure any more than I should do her commendation.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 13
8  Your ideas are only more noble than mine.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 17
9  By all the world, rather than by his own heart.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 29
10  He shared it, however, in a silence even greater than her own.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 45
11  They have borne more than our conduct.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 46
12  No other attendant than the housekeeper appeared.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXVI
13  And your sister, she's no worse than she were.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXVII
14  Ah, young master, there's more changes than yours.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXIX
15  It's easier than bellowsing and hammering.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXIX
Example Sentence: (202 in 14 pages)
16  That's what bugs my missus more than anything.
17  A young twig is easier twisted than an old tree.
18  It's better to travel hopefully than to arrive.
19  Better ask twice than lose you way once.
20  Better to ask the way than go astray.
21  Better spare at brim than at bottom.
22  A chain is no stronger than its weakest lining.
23  Better go to bed supperless than rise in debt.
24  A desk is much cheaper than a bed.
25  Did meet, the total is better than never to meet.
26  Better the foot slip than the tongue trip.
27  One boy is more trouble than a dozen girls.
28  One honest word is better than two oaths.
29  One foot is better than two crutches.
30  Two heads are better than one.