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I was a bartender in New York City for the better part of ten years.

“For the better part of a year, Hockney hardly ever had the iPhone out of his hand,” Sykes avows.

His sons, also in the FDNY, would spend the better part of the next month digging through ground zero, looking for their father.

The gay community has spent the better part of two decades trying to undo most of those laws.

For the better part of two decades, that formula would remain largely unchanged.

"Certainly sometimes discretion is the better part of recollection," giving her a look of great slyness as he spoke.

Thinking prudence the better part of discretion, they retired from the crowd, many of them slipping into their houses quietly.

Haddo was startled out of all composure and the better part of his temper.

"Indiscretion is the better part of valor," said she, dropping her head but raising her eyes.

It meant the better part of a night's run, special, in the private car, but that didn't make any difference.


On this page you'll find 29 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to better part, such as: majority, body, generality, gross, mass, and plurality.

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