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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MORE VALID

But a more valid cause for grievance can be urged against her.

For what more valid argument in favour of a chaste life than that the instinct of chastity abides in us?

A more valid objection to geese lies in the fact of their rather ugly disposition.

The wisdom of his nation is more valid, more reliable than the witness of his own senses.

They are merely negative, and indeed clear the ground for other and more valid modes of proof.

Above all, we should be careful not to retain a subject unless it has a more valid passport than old age to justify its retention.

These proofs are not more valid than the handkerchief of St. Veronica, or the fragments of the true cross.

He next objected to what I could not but admit as a more valid barrier to my claims.

I have never made a more valid observation, nor one more free from doubt.

Again, the argument of the Boers would be more valid had they received no benefit from these immigrants.

WORD ORIGIN

1570s, "having force in law, legally binding," from Middle French valide, from Latin validus "strong, effective," from valere "be strong" (see valiant). The meaning "supported by facts or authority" is first recorded 1640s.

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