• Noun: someone who bets
• Noun: a superior person having claim to precedence; example: "the common man has been kept in his place by his betters"
• Noun: the superior one of two alternatives; example: "chose the better of the two"
• Verb: surpass in excellence; examples: "She bettered her own record", "break a record"
• Verb: to make better; example: "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"
• Verb: get better; example: "The weather improved toward evening"
• Adj: (comparative of `good') superior to another (of the same class or set or kind) in excellence or quality or desirability or suitability; more highly skilled than another; examples: "You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din", "a better coat", "a better type of car", "a suit with a better fit", "a better chance of success", "produced a better mousetrap", "she's better in math than in history"
• Adj: (comparative of `good') changed for the better in health or fitness; examples: "her health is better now", "I feel better"
• Adj: (comparative and superlative of `well') wiser or more advantageous and hence advisable; examples: "it would be better to speak to him", "the White House thought it best not to respond"
• Adj: more than half; example: "argued for the better part of an hour"
• Adv: comparative of `well'; in a better or more excellent manner or more advantageously or attractively or to a greater degree etc.; examples: "She had never sung better", "a deed better left undone", "better suited to the job"
• Adv: from a position of superiority or authority; examples: "father knows best", "I know better."
The West has been able to bring Afghanistan a much better health service, better education, better roads, a better economy, though some have benefited more; some have benefited less from that economic well-being in Afghanistan.
I've always thought of myself as more of a character actress. I've tried to do different things, but I've always been under the radar and that's how I like it. I've been really blessed to work this long and I just hope I continue to get better and better and better and better.
Now is the moment when we can stand up and say, 'I'm an American. I make my destiny. And we deserve better! My children deserve better! My family deserves better. My country deserves better!' So here we stand. Americans have a choice.
If you're going to be successful, you better have a goal, you better find really good people, better understand where all the money's coming from. And you better measure the living daylights out of it.
Instead of just giving lip service to improving our schools, I will actually put the kids first and the teachers union behind in giving our kids better teachers, better options and better choices for a better future.