what is more

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv what is more in addition; furthermore, their quality is improving"; moreover, mice nested there" "computer chess games are getting cheaper all the time","the cellar was dark","what is more, there's no sign of a change"
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Quotations

  • David Ogilvy
    David Ogilvy
    “What you say in advertising is more important than how you say it.”
  • Alanis Morissette
    Alanis Morissette
    “What I have to say is far more important than how long my eyelashes are.”
  • Gary Gulbranson
    Gary Gulbranson
    “God is more concerned about who you are than what you do, and He is more concerned about what you do than where you do it.”
  • Lucille Ball
    Lucille Ball
    “I think knowing what you cannot do is more important than knowing what you can.”
  • R. K. Bergethon
    R. K. Bergethon
    “It is not good to know more unless we do more with what we already know.”
  • William M. Winans
    William M. Winans
    “Not doing more than the average is what keeps the average down.”

Usage

In literature:

What is done interests me more than what is thought and supposed.
"At Home And Abroad" by Margaret Fuller Ossoli
What grates upon me more is the way in which he speaks of himself.
"Musicians of To-Day" by Romain Rolland
We'll just have that much more time to fix things; for, so to speak, now we haven't got any limitations on what we think she is.
"The Witness" by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
And what is more, she is too good and true to go with you.
"Beyond The Rocks" by Elinor Glyn
What is implied for the soul here is no more than is everywhere claimed for the body.
"The Greatest Thing In the World and Other Addresses" by Henry Drummond
What is the baneful spirit which tempts the gentlest of us to take more pleasure in calling attention to a fault than to a virtue?
"The Secret of a Happy Home (1896)" by Marion Harland
Do you know what is more hard to bear than the reverses of fortune?
"Many Thoughts of Many Minds" by Various
And yet what M. Leibniz supposes about the machine of a human body is more admirable and more surprising than all this.
"Theodicy" by G. W. Leibniz
See how popular I am; and, what is more, observe how fat I have got!
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, Complete" by Various
What is one man's life, more or less?
"Sunrise" by William Black
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In poetry:

What can he give or thou desire,
More than his flesh and blood?
Let angels wonder, saints admire,
Thy Husband is thy food.
"The Believer's Jointure : Chapter I." by Ralph Erskine
Thine am I, Prince, and only thine,
What is there more so say ?
If aught in thy heart incline to love
Let there be no delay!
"Song Of Ramesram Temple Girl" by Laurence Hope
Skies grow dark, the storms awaken!
Certain hour, your word is law.
What they gave has been retaken.
What was sacred is no more.
"The Gold Horns" by Adam Gottlob Oehlenschlaeger
I know what beauty is, for thou
Hast set the world within my heart;
Of me thou madest it a part;
I never loved it more than now.
"I Know What Beauty Is" by George MacDonald
"Come, mournful lute! dear echo of my woe!
No stranger's tread in this lone spot I fear,
Sweeter thy notes in such wild places flow,
And, what is more, my Henry cannot hear!
"The Daughter" by Matilda Betham
Although the harvest fail my barn to fill,
With grateful heart I bow and thank Thee still.
For I am sure what e'er has been my lot,
How meek, how poor is more than I deserve.
"Thanksgiving Prayer" by James Ephraim McGirt

In news:

Oct 12, 2012 (All Things Considered / N3) — "K-Man," as he's known to locals, lived more than 9,500 years ago in what is now Washington state.
What does it mean when a highly successful neuroscientist, like Dario Maestripieri, states that he is disappointed there aren't more "super model types" at a major conference.
The world-shaking events of the last two years have given us ample material for observing what has happened to language in the East European countries and, as always, the reality is more surprising than anyone had at first thought.
More than 3,000 people are expected to attend what is, the hell with modesty, the county's Best Party.
Henry 's "The Ransom of Red Chief" is a classic story of kidnappers who get more than what they bargained for.
What is more American than that.
And so, one more time — just for the fun of it — let's take a look at what is fueling Joe's fury and see if we can make some sense of it.
One of the gifts an artist may have is the ability to create what Tolkien called a "secondary world"—a fully imagined alternate universe, as consistent as our own, or possibly more so.
What is a more impressive college sports accomplishment.
What's more, constructing the contraption is fairly simple.
Alex Toia's job is about more than what they show on television.
More than 80,000 contestants will remain in consolation row for another year if Wisconsin and Minnesota can't agree on what the right price is.
What the world probably doesn't need right now is one more big-screen adaptation of an all-but-forgotten TV series.
In the interview she explains why the Miss America Pageant is so much more than a beauty contest and what is next on the pageant circuit for her.
Hold onto your seats, because what we're about to tell you is more shocking than the news of Kim Kardashian's divorce.
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In science:

What is more interesting, however, is the transition point at which ρ(0)/V becomes zero so that there is no gap.
Random Matrix Theory and Chiral Symmetry in QCD
What is more, in some cases, especially in the hydrodynamic limit Lb → 0, it is not clear how to use the effective boundary parameters of Refs. [17, 18].
Surface Roughness and Effective Stick-Slip Motion
What is more constraining is the expected number of stars in the transitional WN/WC phase.
Stellar evolution with rotation X: Wolf-Rayet star populations at solar metallicity
What is more interesting, is a comparison of the statistical deviations of the numerical curves for this figure, and figure 4(a) which is practically the same plot, but for the Poisson and the GOE spectra.
A random matrix formulation of fidelity decay
What is more, one can calculate explicitely the k-point correlation functions (see , chapter 6).
Poisson Statistics for the Largest Eigenvalues in Random Matrix Ensemble
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