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Definition of 'less'

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Some were social media fans while others used it less often. The Sun (2017)You may not have to resort to selling or setting up a company to pay less tax. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The worse the problem the less he says about it. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But this was about something so much less tangible than cash. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Yet they are still less likely than men to get a salary increase when they ask. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Yet none of that makes it any less watchable. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The whole thing takes less than 15 minutes. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Some 15 per cent said texting would actually make them less likely to vote. Computing (2010)It may be inevitable that the less creditworthy will pay more to borrow, but this disparity is far too great. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The harder you walk, the less distance or number of steps you need to take to reap the benefits of walking. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Shopping goods are generally purchased less often. Tom Cannon Basic Marketing. Principles and Practice (1986)You may pay less tax if you withdraw the money as a capital gain. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The rest of the numbers were less prodigious. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Yet they say that less than a third of these people have any form of treatment. Times, Sunday Times (2011)They prefer something less awesome and more informal. Christianity Today (2000)Yet still it was less clean than medicine. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)Talking about aliens and bluegrass and less important things. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Things were being done to make the songs less like pop songs. John Harris THE LAST PARTY: Britpop, Blair and the demise of English rock (2003)They are also much less excited about where their organisation is going. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This is much less often performed today than in the past. Westcott, Patsy Alternative Health Care for Women (1991)Jurors found him guilty after less than two hours of deliberation. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The journey had been covered in less than five minutes. Jonathan Gregson BLOOD AGAINST THE SNOWS: The Tragic Story of Nepal's Royal Dynasty (2002)We are eating out less and drinking in more. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Voters are far less sure about what should be done. Times, Sunday Times (2013)To act more or less like a deposit account. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It typically lasts less than an hour and rarely takes longer than two hours. Bee, Helen The Developing Child (7th edn.) (1995)This car is less about charm than practicality. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The latter is clearly a desk job with no driving involved and would cost less to cover. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Writing in the third person is less gouging on yourself but less powerful. The Sun (2011)Many will receive less than this amount. Times, Sunday Times (2015)We spent less time together and things fizzled out. The Sun (2009)Perugia airport is a less than half an hour's drive away. Times, Sunday Times (2010)

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