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fivefold

[fahyv-fohld] /ˈfaɪvˌfoʊld/
adjective
1.
five times as great or as much.
2.
comprising five parts or members.
adverb
3.
in fivefold measure.
Origin of fivefold
1000
before 1000; Middle English fiffold, Old English fīffeald. See five, -fold
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  • While the membership, doubled under the impulse of the new organization, the increase in the amount of money raised was fivefold.

    Unitarianism in America George Willis Cooke
  • Its members are pledged to the keeping of a fivefold obligation.

    Almost A Man Mary Wood-Allen
  • Truly devoted men renounce the fivefold salvation; in their eyes salvation is worthless, no better than hell!

    Chaitanya's Life And Teachings Krishna das Kaviraja
  • His son entered the anteroom in the middle of a fivefold silence.

    The Day's Work, Volume 1 Rudyard Kipling
  • When carried out by the five states of mind in a fivefold order, these great 'vows' of the world produce the eternal abode.

    The Sarva-Darsana-Samgraha Madhava Acharya
  • Luke: The first increased his tenfold, the second fivefold (16, 18).

    The Christ John Eleazer Remsburg
  • It is computed that its size was fivefold that of the ostrich.

    The Bird Jules Michelet
  • It is Lear's fivefold "never" that completes for us the loveliness of Cordelia.

    Tragedy Ashley H. Thorndike
  • They are tied together under the buds by fivefold ribbons of different colors.

    History of Ancient Art Franz von Reber
  • The increase of contingent expenses had been fivefold, and compared with population, sixfold.

British Dictionary definitions for fivefold

fivefold

/ˈfaɪvˌfəʊld/
adjective
1.
equal to or having five times as many or as much
2.
composed of five parts
adverb
3.
by or up to five times as many or as much
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Word Origin and History for fivefold
adv.

Old English fiffeald; see five + -fold.

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