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But to be constant in a virtue is not to enhance its quality.

At any rate, he scours the wide world to find what may enhance the value of his soul's delight.

Cork is the Isle of Saints—with a port and a garrison to enhance its sanctity.

Universities must enhance the use, the joy, the worth of existence.

If anything could enhance the pleasure of this piece of fortune, it is this fact.

She should enhance your pleasures, share your sorrows, and cheer your melancholy.'

This should enhance his great popularity, if such a thing were possible.

A young girl may sometimes, by such courage, sanctify and enhance her modesty.

Other inscriptions are sometimes found on vases which enhance their value greatly.

Her hair was like an amber wreath;Her hat was darker, to enhance it.

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., anhaunsen "to raise, make higher," from Anglo-French enhauncer, probably from Old French enhaucier "make greater, make higher or louder; fatten, foster; raise in esteem," from Vulgar Latin *inaltiare, from Late Latin inaltare "raise, exalt," from altare "make high," from altus "high" (see old).

Meaning "raise in station, wealth, or fame" attested in English from c.1300. The -h- in Old French supposedly from influence of Frankish *hoh "high." Related: Enhanced; enhancing.

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