Quotes containing word "less"

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Definitions and meanings of word "less"

• Adj: (comparative of `little' usually used with mass nouns) a quantifier meaning not as great in amount or degree; examples: "of less importance", "less time to spend with the family", "a shower uses less water", "less than three years old"

• Adj: (usually preceded by `no') lower in quality; example: "no less than perfect"

• Adj: (nonstandard in some uses but often idiomatic with measure phrases) fewer; examples: "less than three weeks", "no less than 50 people attended", "in 25 words or less"

• Adv: used to form the comparative of some adjectives and adverbs; examples: "less interesting", "less expensive", "less quickly"

• Adv: comparative of little; examples: "she walks less than she should", "he works less these days"

Featured authors with quotes containing word "less"

Samuel Butler
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Friday 4 December 1835 - Wednesday 18 June 1902
Jean de la Bruyere
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Bill Gates
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Born Friday 28 October 1955
George Santayana
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Wednesday 16 December 1863 - Friday 26 September 1952
Susan Sontag
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Gloria Steinem
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Stendhal
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Thomas Carlyle
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Friday 4 December 1795 - Saturday 5 February 1881
Harrison Ford
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Born Monday 13 July 1942
Jhonen Vasquez
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Born Sunday 1 September 1974
Plato
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Greek Writer, Philosopher, Mathematician
427 B.C. - 347 B.C.
Simone Weil
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French Philosopher, Activist
Wednesday 3 February 1909 - Tuesday 24 August 1943

The less we read the Word of God, the less we desire to read it, and the less we pray, the less we desire to pray.

George Muller

Words: less, read, word, God, desire, pray
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I can't stomach the thought that we are passing down to the next generation a country that is less viable, less good, less competitive, less compassionate than the one we got.

Jon Huntsman, Jr.

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The tragedy of modern man is not that he knows less and less about the meaning of his own life, but that it bothers him less and less.

Vaclav Havel

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For much of the female half of the world, food is the first signal of our inferiority. It lets us know that our own families may consider female bodies to be less deserving, less needy, less valuable.

Gloria Steinem

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It is not altogether wrong to say that there is no such thing as a bad photograph - only less interesting, less relevant, less mysterious ones.

Susan Sontag

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What's important is to be able to see yourself, I think, as having commonality with other people and not determine, because of your good luck, that everybody is less significant, less interesting, less important than you are.

Harrison Ford

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I do feel that federation, loose parallel processes, are less than we've got, less than we could have and, in the very long run, less than what God wants in the Church.

Rowan Williams

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We are angry about paying the highest income taxes and property taxes in the nation and getting less and less for it. We are angry about our incompetent, dysfunctional government that pays no attention to the desires of the people. We are angry about the cesspool of corruption and conflicts of interests and self-dealing that is Albany.

Carl Paladino

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Earlier on in my career I felt that I had to hide behind a lot of different masks, and showboat ways of performing. Now, that's a lie. The less I have to hide, the less I have to act.

Thomas Jane

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The President's announcement sounded less like a national energy plan than like a page from an election-year play book. This Administration's plan to reduce obscene oil company profits is to regulate them less.

Nick Rahall

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Americans are from Mars, Europeans are from Venus: they agree on little and understand each other less and less.

Robert Kagan

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Somewhere in your career, your work changes. It becomes less anal, less careful and more spontaneous, more to do with the information that your soul carries.

Ben Kingsley

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Well that's actually happened to me a couple of times... but I really think that men, when it comes to falling in love, are less... I guess you could say less aggressive.

Alicia Machado

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I'm fascinated by how Hollywood has changed since I started. Today it's about immediate delivery. There's less risk and less art.

Diane Lane

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Because there still exists a significant pay gap, women tend to earn less than men over the course of their lifetimes. Compounding the problem, women tend to spend less time in the workforce than men.

Steve Israel

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I look at my books the way parents look at their children. The fact that one becomes more successful than the others doesn't make me love the less successful one any less.

Alex Haley

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We have more and more ways to communicate, as Thoreau noted, but less and less to say.

Pico Iyer

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I'm never less at leisure than when at leisure, or less alone than when alone.

Scipio Africanus

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I have a good memory for early life. My visual memory is good about childhood and adolescence, and less good in the last 10 years. I could probably tell you less what happened in the last 10 years. I remember what houses looked like, sometimes they just pop into my head.

Jeffrey Eugenides

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That which today calls itself science gives us more and more information, and indigestible glut of information, and less and less understanding.

Edward Abbey

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