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Moré

[muh-rey] /məˈreɪ/
noun
1.
Mossi (def 2).
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  • Traditional mores say that texting when you're with someone is rude.
  • Burning Man participants are often borderline fundamentalist about the mores of their desert bacchanalia.
  • When law and mores conflict as obviously as this, the mores always win.
  • Three young women move to Chicago and room together; each wants to emancipate herself from smalltown mores.
  • Most of them are incapable of altering overnight the ways and mores of millenia.
  • Manners and mores are examined and rituals attended to.
  • Ordinary journalistic mores unfortunately no longer apply.
  • To outsiders and locals alike, India's public mores are confusing.
  • The same cannot be said for the mores of all societies today.
  • You need people who understand the mores and etiquette.
British Dictionary definitions for morés

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/mɔː/
determiner
1.
  1. the comparative of much, many more joy than you know, more pork sausages
  2. (as pronoun; functioning as sing or plural): he has more than she has, even more are dying every day
2.
  1. additional; further: no more bananas
  2. (as pronoun; functioning as sing or plural): I can't take any more, more than expected
3.
more of, to a greater extent or degree: we see more of Sue these days, more of a nuisance than it should be
adverb
4.
used to form the comparative of some adjectives and adverbs: a more believable story, more quickly
5.
the comparative of much people listen to the radio more now
6.
additionally; again: I'll look at it once more
7.
more or less
  1. as an estimate; approximately
  2. to an unspecified extent or degree: the party was ruined, more or less
8.
more so, to a greater extent or degree
9.
neither more nor less than, simply
10.
think more of, to have a higher opinion of
11.
what is more, moreover
Word Origin
Old English māra; compare Old Saxon, Old High German mēro, Gothic maiza. See also most

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/mɔː/
noun
1.
Hannah. 1745–1833, English writer, noted for her religious tracts, esp The Shepherd of Salisbury Plain
2.
Sir Thomas. 1478–1535, English statesman, humanist, and Roman Catholic Saint; Lord Chancellor to Henry VIII (1529–32). His opposition to the annulment of Henry's marriage to Catherine of Aragon and his refusal to recognize the Act of Supremacy resulted in his execution on a charge of treason. In Utopia (1516) he set forth his concept of the ideal state. Feast day: June 22 or July 6
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Word Origin and History for morés

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adj.

Old English mara "greater, more, stronger, mightier," used as a comparative of micel "great" (see mickle), from Proto-Germanic *maizon- (cf. Old Saxon mera, Old Norse meiri, Old Frisian mara, Middle Dutch mere, Old High German mero, German mehr), from PIE *meis- (cf. Avestan mazja "greater," Old Irish mor "great," Welsh mawr "great," Greek -moros "great," Oscan mais "more"), from root *me- "big." Sometimes used as an adverb in Old English ("in addition"), but Old English generally used related ma "more" as adverb and noun. This became Middle English mo, but more in this sense began to predominate in later Middle English.

"Take some more tea," the March Hare said to Alice, very earnestly.

"I've had nothing yet," Alice replied in an offended tone, "so I can't take more."

"You mean you can't take less," said the Hatter: "it's very easy to take more than nothing."
More or less "in a greater or lesser degree" is from early 13c.; appended to a statement to indicate approximation, from 1580s.

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