Than in a sentence

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Definition of Than

  • A particle expressing comparison, used after certain adjectives and adverbs which express comparison or diversity, as more better other otherwise, and the like. It is usually followed by the object compared in the nominative case. Sometimes, however, the object compared is placed in the objective case, and than is then considered by some grammarians as a preposition. Sometimes the object is expressed in a sentence, usually introduced by that; as, I would rather suffer than that you should want.

How to use than in a sentence. Than pronunciation.

By now I had recovered myself, for it was no ghost I saw, but a human being more distraught than was myself.
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Life spills faster than the years," he said.
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They had respect for him more than for most Franks, because the Prince Pasha had honoured him with especial favour.
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He was more Oriental, more fatalist, than he knew.
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Of course, or you wouldn't be talking the English language-though I've heard they talk it better in Boston than they do in England, and in Chicago they're making new English every day and improving on the patent.
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Well, I've had more out of it all, I guess, than if I'd trebled the millions and wiped Manana off the Mexican coat of arms.
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Kaid might slay, might toss a pasha or a slave into the Nile now and then, might invite a Bey to visit him, and stroke his beard and call him brother and put diamond-dust in the coffee he drank, so that he died before two suns came and went again, "of inflammation and a natural death"; but he, Achmet Pasha, was the dark Inquisitor who tortured every day, for whose death all men prayed, and whom some would have slain, but that another worse than himself might succeed him.
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Is not truth cheaper than falsehood?
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What Joseph the Israelite did, thou canst do; for I am no more unjust than was that Rameses whom Joseph served.
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David looked at Kaid as though he would read in his face the reply that he must make, but he did not see Kaid; he saw, rather, the face of one he had loved more than Jonathan had been loved by the young shepherd-prince of Israel.
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The face of Achmet the Ropemaker was not more pleasant than his dark words.
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Nahoum's face was heavier than usual.
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In the latter place he had been one of the Turkish Embassy, and, having none of the outward characteristics of the Turk, and being in appearance more of a Spaniard than an Oriental, he had, by his gifts, his address and personal appearance, won the good-will of the Duchess of Middlesex, and had had that success all too flattering to the soul of a libertine.
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He had been even more astonished than David, and far more disturbed.
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Each had trained himself in his own way to the mastery of his will, and the will in each was stronger than any passion of emotion in them.
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David had been left by Kaid in a small room, little more than an alcove, next to a larger room richly furnished.
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The quarters of the Chief Eunuch separated the suite from the harem, and Mizraim, the present Chief Eunuch, was a man of power in the Palace, knew more secrets, was more courted, and was richer than some of the princes.
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He had yet some cards to play, and Achmet and Higli-and another very high and great-might be delivered over to Kaid's deadly purposes rather than himself tomorrow.
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He was not, however, more perplexed and troubled than David, who, in the little room where he had been brought and left alone with coffee and cigarettes, served by a slave from some distant portion of the Palace, sat facing his future.
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In their swift passage from the Palace to the carriage, a thing had been done of even greater moment than the killing of the sensualist in the next room.
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Examples of Than

Example #1
His eyes stared at me in fright.
Example #2
There he sat looking at me with his staring blue eyes and shock of redgrey hair.
Example #3
And he would say no more, but would walk with me even to my father's door.
Example #4
But the years go on, and friends have an end.
Example #5
Perhaps because David wore his hat always and the long coat with high collar like a Turk, or because Prince Kaid was an acute judge of human nature, and also because honesty was a thing he greatly desired-in others-and never found near his own person; however it was, he had set David high in his esteem at once.
Example #6
When he had brought the influence of the British Consulate to bear, promises were made, doors were opened wide, and Pasha and Bey offered him coffee and talked to him sympathetically.