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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INCREASE

Obstacles will only increase his eagerness and multiply his artifices.

What, then, must be the population of the British empire if the increase in one city was at that rate?

To increase the attachment of our people to the Union, our laws should be just.

By working shoulder to shoulder, together we can increase the bounty of all.

If an increase of power was needed to secure this, they would not fail to ask it.

What served to increase this, was the cannonade at the town.

But the little I had apprehended was, after all, my real possession, and one I could increase.

The main question is as to the source from which an increase of life is to be obtained.

Yet, the disdain of the girl seemed only to increase momently.

We cannot increase or diminish God's holiness by anything that we do.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "become greater in size or number; to cause to grow, enlarge," from Anglo-French encress-, Old French encreiss-, present participle stem of encreistre, from Latin increscere "to increase, to grow upon, grow over, swell, grow into," from in- "in" (see in- (2)) + crescere "to grow" (see crescent). Latin spelling restored 15c. Related: Increased; increasing.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR INCREASE

accrue

verbincrease by addition or growth, often financial

accrued

verbincrease by addition or growth, often financial

accruing

verbincrease by addition or growth, often financial
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