Similar words: at hand, thank, thanks, other than, rather than, thanks to, no less than, no more than. Meaning: [ðæn; ð(ə)n]conj.1. (used, as after comparative adjectives and adverbs, to introduce the second member of an unequal comparison): She's taller than I am. 2. (used after some adverbs and adjectives expressing choice or diversity, such as other, otherwise, else, anywhere, or different, to introduce an alternative or denote a difference in kind, place, style, identity, etc.): I had no choice other than that. You won't find such freedom anywhere else than in this country. 3. (used to introduce the rejected choice in expressions of preference): I'd rather walk than drive there. 4. except; other than: We had no choice than to return home. 5. when: We had barely arrived than we had to leave again. prep. 6. in relation to; by comparison with (usually fol. by a pronoun in the objective case): He is a person than whom I can imagine no one more courteous..
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1. Better deny at once than promise long.
2. Man has not a greater enemy than himself.
3. Better one suffer, than a nation grieve.
4. The heart sees further than the head.
5. Nothing worse than a familiar enemy.
6. One honest word is better than two oaths.
7. Imagination is sometimes more vivid than reality.
8. Many heads are better than one.
9. A good name is easier lost than won.
10. Better good neighbours near than relations far away.
11. False friends are worse than open enemies.
12. A tattler is worse than a thief.
13. Poor without debt is better than a prince.
14. Better an empty purse than an empty head.
15. A good name is earlier lost than won.
16. Words cut (or hurt) more than swords.
17. A good fame is better than a good face.
18. Ill air slays sooner than the sword.
19. Better die with honour than live with shame.
20. Better spare at brim than at bottom.
21. A chain is no stronger than its weakest lining.
22. A living dog is better than a dead lion.
23. The pen is mightier than the sword.
24. A barking dog is better than a sleeping lion.
25. A clear fast is better than a dirty breakfast.
26. It is better to be safe than sorry.
27. Better master one than engage with ten.
28. Better wear out than rust out.
29. Better ask twice than lose you way once.
30. You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.
1. She had woken even earlier than usual.
2. Fairness, rather than efficiency, is the guiding principle.
3. He looks older than he is.
4. There is room for no more than three cars.
5. My car won't do/go more than 70 mph.
6. Women commit fewer crimes than men.
7. The descriptions of her were less than flattering.
8. The pain was almost more than he could bear.
9. She sounded more confident than she felt.
10. It's normally much warmer than this in July.
11. This one is a notch better than the other.
12. I think you'll find these more comfortable than those.
13. Wholemeal bread is more nutritious than white bread.
14. We came by a longer route than usual.
15. She is decorative, larger than life, a terrific glamourpuss.
16. It'll take me longer than ten minutes.
17. The boy is more diligent than anybody else.
18. The male birds are more colourful than the females.
19. January's sales were slightly better than average.
20. He needed a sounding board rather than thinking alone.
21. We'll be there in less than no time .
22. The poor child looks more dead than alive.
23. Food production is still increasing faster than demand.
24. Everybody liked him but none more than I.
25. They opted for rescheduling rather than outright cancellation.
26. His spelling is better than his brother's.
27. Her symptoms are more psychological than physical .
28. The violence was worse than we expected.
29. The party's policies were based on prejudice rather than on any coherent ideology.
30. This school is infinitely better than the last one I went to.