The Alternative English Dictionary: all the more

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all the more
adverb: {{en-adv}}
  1. even more; notably, but even more notably due to additional information, either preceding or following the statement. exampleLytle’s progress as a boxer is all the more remarkable when taking into account his unique circumstances. 〈Lytle’s progress as a boxer is all the more remarkable when taking into account his unique circumstances.〉
    • 1886, Robert Louis Stevenson, Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde London was startled by a crime of singular ferocity and rendered all the more notable by the high position of the victim.
Synonyms: all the more so
related terms:
  • nonetheless
  • all the less
"All the more" can also be used to highlight contrast from the given or assumed, as in "You might think that my boss' rudeness to me would make me respect her/him more; actually, it just makes me hate her/him all the more.

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