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Or rather the comparative lack of it. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Rarely have we enjoyed so long a period of comparative safety. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Is there a polymath out there who might tackle a comparative study of all three? Christianity Today (2000)They will do this with comparative ease. Siann, Gerda & Ugwuegbu, Denis C. E. Educational Psychology in a Changing World (1988)The company pointed out that it had been up against strong comparative trading in the final quarter of last year. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He thinks the comparative lack of urgency around the condition is due to a fatal combination of embarrassment and machismo. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It's clear that a relationship that fl owed with such comparative ease was new for her. Times, Sunday Times (2008)For many young people in inner cities, there is no alternative to the comparative safety of gang life. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Most importantly, a generation of comparative peace enabled the whole population to recover from a decade of war. Frank Welsh THE FOUR NATIONS: A History of the United Kingdom (2002)It is an area of vital importance to modern historians, but they are restricted by a comparative lack of hard evidence. Times, Sunday Times (2009)All was calm as we studied a pride of lions from the comparative safety of our Land Rover. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This is particularly important if such times follow long years of comparative calm, ease, and predictability. Peter F. Drucker MANAGING IN TURBULENT TIMES (1980)The police cannot protect them from gangs, either; there is often no alternative to the comparative safety of gang life. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This was against tough comparative figures and means that it has grown 20 per cent on like-for-like basis over the past three years. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The decline in unit sales was widely expected and reflected tough comparatives because of the launch of the iPhone 6 a year earlier. Times, Sunday Times (2016)According to Egyptian law, presidential approval is required for any new church to be built but mosques tend to spring up with comparative ease. Times, Sunday Times (2010)

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Translations for 'comparative'

British English: comparative ADJECTIVE
You use comparative to show that you are judging something against a previous or different situation.
The task was accomplished with comparative ease.

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