Definition of 'the better part of'
Example sentences containing 'the better part of'
`Nigel Parbold has been out of work for the better part of a year.THE INNOCENTS AT HOME (A SUPERINTENDENT KENWORTHY NOVEL) (2001) A MATTER OF CONSCIENCE (2001)
Brak and R'shiel waited in the shelter of the gatehouse for the better part of an hour before following the First Sister into the Citadel.TREASON KEEP (2001)
Definition of the better part of from the Collins English Dictionary
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