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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FRESHER

Gray Peter had been fresher than Sally at the end of the run of the day before.

The fresher they are the longer time they will require for boiling.

If it had happened yesterday, the thing could not be fresher in their memories.

For the purpose of mounting, fishes and reptiles must be fresh, and the fresher the better.

This time I was a little in advance, as my horse was fresher, and took it first.

But what could be fresher, simpler, more exquisitely natural?

She was also much younger and fresher, which should be an advantage, she thought.

She had always loved the winter and had seemed to glow the fresher the colder the weather.

Perhaps an attitude can be worked out which will engage a fresher attention.

It was too soon after the war, and facts were fresher in men's minds.

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c. "unsalted, pure, sweet, eager," metathesis of Old English fersc "unsalted," from West Germanic *friskaz (cf. Old Frisian fersk, Middle Dutch versch, Dutch vers, Old High German frisc, German frisch "fresh").

Probably cognate with Old Church Slavonic presinu "fresh," Lithuanian preskas "sweet." The metathesis, and the expanded Middle English senses of "new, pure, eager" are probably by influence of (or in some instances, from) Old French fres (fem. fresche), from Proto-Germanic *frisko-, and thus related to the English word. The Germanic root also is the source of Italian and Spanish fresco. Related: Freshly; freshness.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.