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1972, (w), ''Hey Sandy''
- “The air was still with the lonely thrill of 'now the hour is near' And the smell of sweat was better yet than the awful stench of fear.”
1901, Couperus|Louis Couperus, Teixeira de Mattos|Alexander Teixeira de Mattos (translator), ''Souls/Chapter XXIX|Small Souls'',
- “I’ve had enough of cycling with you chaps. I can spend my Sundays better than in tormenting cats and quarrelling and fighting.”
Greater or lesser (whichever is seen as more advantageous), in reference to value, distance, time, etc.
''The top electric vehicles have a range of 300 kilometres or better.'' (''better'' = greater)
''Only one swimmer finished the race with a time better than two minutes.'' (''better'' = lesser)
(rfc-sense) better|Had better.
''You better do that if you know what's good for you.''
An entity, usually animate, deemed superior to another; one who has a claim to precedence; a superior.
''He quickly found Ali his better in the ring.''
- Their betters would hardly be found.
''It's getting late. You better get on home.''
(RQ:Wordsworth From the sam)
- Love betters what is best.
(RQ:Thackeray Vanity Fair)
- He thought to better his circumstances.
(RQ:Macaulay History of England)
To become better; to improve.
''This government will better this society''
To surpass in excellence; to exceed; to excel.
- The works of nature do always aim at that which can not be bettered.
To give advantage to; to support; to advance the interest of.
(RQ:Milton Paradise Lost)
(alternative spelling of)
quite recovered from illness
that which is better, something better or superior