How To Use Better In A Sentence

  • It would almost be better to have no backbench bills at all than the current system, which offers a false glimmer of hope. Times, Sunday Times
  • Would reverse flow undergravel filtration be better?
  • The net result of all these changes is that schools should be able to deliver a better service to pupils.
  • Or better if you know how to fix it ... * wink wink** nudge nudge* burnkryten Diary Entry
  • The contacts for the USB connector are even gold-plated to ensure better conductivity, according to Razer.
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  • I'd say name it except for your second point, that named Wealden brachiosaurids are plentiful and once better material is described, some would near certainly be synonymized. ‘Angloposeidon’, the unreported story, part IV
  • This triangulation of information will help school practitioners make better decisions about students or programs because data from one source can help confirm or disconfirm information from another.
  • acting as if nothing borne in mind is the best revenge.it's all for myself to live better.
  • Based upon analysis of duplicate samples, reproducibility was better than 3% of the measured concentration of each element.
  • No, but they more or less remained together, I hate to use the word ideologically, but I guess for want of a better word, they seemed to always react, more or less, the same way to political situations and to political candidates 'platforms. Oral History Interview with Lindy Boggs, January 31, 1974. Interview A-0082. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)
  • Another constant thread is lesbianism, as if to say that women are better off without men.
  • And when they have done ye wrang, even when ye hae gotten decreet of spulzie, oppression, and violent profits against them, what better are ye? The Waverley
  • Unless you're willing to bone up on the subject, you're better off to assess his technical ability by asking for references and checking them out.
  • These frigging Congresspeople better wake up and see the sun before it's too late! GOP is 'no friend of seniors' DNC says in TV ad
  • It is the final guard against nationalistic states that sought the betterment of their people first and foremost and not that of some hypothetical global village or for the internationalistic elite. pravda blames trotskyites for u.s. empire
  • If you live long enough, you'll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you'll be a better person. It's how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit. Bill Clinton 
  • Kerry have a better balance all round; better team and better subs.
  • The poorer the soil and the older the lawn, the better will be the flower display, but most park lawns will contain self-heal, daisy, achillea, and cat's-ear.
  • Stephen Chu wants your children to live worse so that his children can live better — in the world he imagines is the correct one. Why scientists are under-represented in politics. - Moe_Lane’s blog - RedState
  • The only constant linking it all is that it qualifies as, for lack of a better term, neat.
  • Searle wants to deny that collective intentions are analyzable in terms of singular intentions, but he also wants (and in my view with better reasons) to deny that there are collective spirits or other mysterious creations.
  • Would Britain be better off as a theme park?
  • Different methods are a better fit for different people," Lyubomirsky explains."Keeping a daily gratitude journal seems hokey to some people, but writing a letter of gratitude may be very meaningful.
  • At a minimum, the Bush administration had better step up its promotion of the economy's current sizzling performance.
  • Many folks have stated in many ways that even if CxP had had all of Shuttles bucks for the past five years, CxP wouldn't be any better off than it is now, because of mismanagement & misspending. Minor Damage Seen on Atlantis - NASA Watch
  • She is coping so much better with being on these courts and the attention. Times, Sunday Times
  • Better to wait until bubbles burst and manage the consequences, softening the economic blow by loosening monetary policy very quickly.
  • In life, patience is the key. It's much better to be going somewhere slowly than nowhere fast.
  • A delectable path, for example, runs up behind the cemetery, bordered by butterfly orchids and lithospermum and aristolochia and other plants worthy of better names; it winds aloft, under shady chestnuts, with views on either side. Alone
  • The formal dissolution of the Soviet Union in December 1991 did not automatically change any of that for the better.
  • The first part of the book is pretty boring, but it gets a lot better as the story goes on.
  • 'tis better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all. 
  • Advertising was forbidden, and the idea that one master guildsman might produce a better product than his colleagues was regarded as treasonable. The Worldly Philosophers
  • Lucy's better at mathematics than I am.
  • The duplex houses are better where the bedrooms are on the first floor.
  • ‘It will therefore serve a better purpose to issue official statements for media consumption,’ Bernama quoted him as saying.
  • McGregor is saddled with a tiresome everyman role, but Spacey, Clooney, and especially Bridges make some of their scenes work better than they should. Your mind won’t be blown watching “The Men Who Stare at Goats” » Scene-Stealers
  • The theories to be discussed do not fare better or worse when restricted to a particular subspecies.
  • Better technology should help both to recover more gas from existing reserves and also to make new areas accessible.
  • This helps the less well-off who spend a greater share of their income on products such as clothes; it hits the better-off, who spend more on services.
  • I am listening to your day-tales, though I wonder that this time might be better spent mistranslating health warnings from foreign cigarettes and pasting them to a gallery wall or, perhaps, composing a biro haiku on the arch of a foot, proclaiming: Day 9: Better Spent Time
  • In her acceptance speech, the winner thanked the almighty and promised to do even better at the all-India level.
  • Day said: ‘It's an honour to play here and if you can score a try it's even better.’
  • We would be better off outlawing tobacco and alcohol while legalizing maryjane. Obama admits to smoking on occasion
  • Once the thrill of its discovery had passed, Peter got onto the business of exploring the place a little better.
  • Ireland is younger, more sallow, better educated, more vibrant and more in need of joined-up thinking than ever before.
  • It is better to look at country groups than exact positions in the tables. Times, Sunday Times
  • He left with few regrets, happy that his game on clay had never been better, although disappointed that, yet again, his best was not good enough to beat a slightly underdone Nadal. Rafael Nadal boxed clever to beat Roger Federer in French Open | Kevin Mitchell
  • Blair's answer should be embalmed in the Labour party constitution, perhaps as a better substitute for the old clause four.
  • For want of a better adjective, the prose is very expository.
  • No part of the lunar globe became visible in relief against circumfluous solar radiance on any of the plates exposed at Grenada; and what vestiges of "structure" there were, came out almost better _upon_ the moon than _beside_ her, thus stamping themselves at once as of atmospheric origin. A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century Fourth Edition
  • A little bit overcast is actually a lot better than a sunny sky for us out there," Miller said. NHL players excited to go outdoors in Buffalo's chill
  • Often they have to choose between doing something that is meaningful for them and something that is less rewarding but pays better.
  • At 76, the legendary country outlaw just gets better and better. The Sun
  • A better use of the visual medium would have been to include an interview vid or some such, as a bonus.
  • If caramel-cinnamon ice cream is good like Haagen Dazs Cinnamon Dulce de Leche, than adding a "streusel" swirl and cinnamon bun dough would *have* to be better! Movies, Ice Cream & the GIMP
  • No sooner had he his feet under the table, though, than he was being ballyragged at county board meetings by suits who knew better than he who should be playing.
  • They sell better because the reading public feels it is getting value for money.
  • Then the pleasant little surprises of all kinds that we imagined; and the pleasant looks that greet us when we condescend to accept them; the patience that can translate our most unwarrantable "crossness", because there has been some trifling difficulty in obtaining the half of a star or the corner of a moon which it had pleased us to require, into "such a good sign of being really better"; and then our appetite (which the gods know is at that season singularly keen), how is it not tempted with unutterable dainties and friande morsels, all sorts of amateur cookery in our behalf, where Love himself has not disdained to turn the spit, and look into the stewpan! and all served up so gracefully on the small tray, covered with its delicate white damask cloth, arraying with more than mortal charms the moulds of crystal jelly and pure-looking blanc mange! Zoe: The History of Two Lives
  • Better to remain silent and be thought a fool that to speak and remove all doubt. 
  • Owing to the loss of the church records for some years after 1698, Mr. Burleigh is unable to trace when this James Cook left Ednam to “better himself,” but he would take with him a “testificate of church membership” which might possibly, but not probably, still exist. The Life of Captain James Cook
  • This soft retained austenite can accommodate impact stresses better than the harder constituents.
  • In developing countries like India, it is the wealthier and better-educated who tend to be aspirational; the poor are not yet in a position to aspire to much of anything.
  • One number rocked, one swung - stylistically it was all over the place, and much the better for it.
  • Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or better.Sentence dictionary
  • ‘I'll play you for it,’ Danny told him, allowing her anger and rioting emotions to get the better of her.
  • At this point, however, the quartet was wandering in a perfumed garden of psychedelic modishness, and all the better for it.
  • It is just another London borough, full of trendy rich people who do not appreciate the better things in life.
  • We've gotten better with our techniques and applying them predeparture, ensuring we're looking at as broad a section of potential risk as possible, said Kevin McAleenan, deputy assistant commissioner of field operations at Customs and Border Protection, or CBP.CBP said the gap in U.S. security practices wasn't obvious until after the attempted Christmas attack. U.S. blocks 350 with suspected ties to terrorists
  • Up until the 1920s, in the mountain ranges of Westmoreland and south into Fayette, many small farmers subsisted on bear meat, preferable to venison, and considered by many to be juicier and better than beef.
  • In 1991, the Giants were better prepared in game plan and execution.
  • So much the better if you have a cache of slightly obscure references that you can dispense, especially if these bear only tangential relationship to what you are discussing.
  • Close beside me stood my excellent friend Griffiths, the jolly hosteler, of whom I take the present opportunity of saying a few words, though I dare say he has been frequently described before, and by far better pens. The Bible in Spain
  • We are particularly interested in the potential of specialisation and disaggregation, nowadays increasingly utilised by better banks worldwide.
  • A famous bearer of the name was Publius Aelius Hadrianus, better known as Hadrian, a 2nd-century Roman emperor who built a wall across northern Britain. Neth Space
  • It has to be distributed better. Times, Sunday Times
  • Dry bread at home is better than roast meat abroad. 
  • He replied, “I know not; but thou art better able to judge, being acquainted with the ways of thy man, more by token that thou art one of the sharpest-witted of women and past mistress of devices such as devise that whereof fail the wise.” The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night
  • Phyllotaxis, which need not be entered into fully here; but in order the better to estimate the teratological changes which take place, it may be well to allude to the following circumstances relating to the alternation of parts. Vegetable Teratology An Account of the Principal Deviations from the Usual Construction of Plants
  • Others mentioned the convenience of having a booked admission date and better surroundings and care.
  • Better than the ceramic poppies? The Sun
  • Generally the better dealers avoid such goods, but in the case of the saltcellar, the dealer hadn't been able to resist. ON A WICKED DAWN
  • Many companies still treat their management staff better than their workers.
  • You'd better see a doctor about that cough.
  • Economic theory shows that * everybody* could be better off if the losers are compensated from the country's gains. Trade Policy, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
  • The truth is we'll never know for sure who would have been better, but the simple fact that party leaders are unwilling to allow its voters to hash these questions out for themselves is troubling.
  • Do not need better than it is now just now so good.
  • The movie would perhaps be better described as a suspenseful intrigue, but due to the inclusion of zombies, undead or not, it gets called "horror. Epinions Recent Content for Home
  • Neither Pislar nor Knittel conceded and the two raced the full 2000 metres with Knittel finally getting the better of Pislar.
  • Relationships are like glass. Sometimes it's better to leave them broken than try to hurt yourself putting it back together.
  • The choices of main courses were unappealing and didn't taste any better than they sounded.
  • Agarkar, it might be observed, is a much better bowler with the old ball when he can generate reverse swing.
  • Probability sex method can reflect systematic reliability better, affirmatory more reasonable reserve capacity.
  • To get out of the comfort zone is to grow, learn and advance for a better future. Dr T.P.Chia 
  • They can get better recipes to make popcorn, how they can screw up popcorn so bad bewilders me. Global Voices in English » Kuwait: Cinema Censorship, Quality Woes and Limited Telecom Services
  • Most people assume the higher the horsepower rating on the box, the better the air compressor.
  • Colour on every page means not only the opportunity for better photos, but also diagrams, infographics etc.
  • The Scottish foursome sound nicely chilled where they used to be, for better or worse, just plain flaky.
  • That complete dependence on each other, which insures habits of confidence and forbearance, is more easily acquired while the first dream of love lasts; and tastes and tempers amalgamate better in the end when there are no witnesses to observe that they do not quite fit at first. The Semi-Attached Couple
  • Equally badly behaved, but a little calmer and better informed, were the massive numbers from the labor unions.
  • There had been fears that the big aircraft makers might use their muscle to get better deals from components suppliers. Times, Sunday Times
  • The 18 new buses are diesel-electric hybrids, and they get 60 percent better fuel economy and provide up to a 90 percent reduction of certain emissions than the previous diesel buses.
  • The detained calculation methods and steps are introduced on technology of flangeless cylindrical part. It possesses much better applicability in production and teaching.
  • You may also find a liquid detergent better. Times, Sunday Times
  • Better not to ignore the past but learn from it instead. Otherwise, history has a way of repeating itself.
  • Honey and maple syrup are only marginally better. The Family Nutrition Workbook
  • English FA also fear he could use any approach from them to get a better deal from Portugal. The Sun
  • He is in his better blue clothes. 
  • I then said that no one I knew could serve as a better example of martyrdom than Joan of Arc, before relating a short account of her life for the rest of the essay.
  • Some spring from immediately below the earth, and may more properly be termed suckers; the others grow on the visible part of the stem or caudex, often close to the oldest leaves; these should be cut off with a sharp knife, in early summer, and if they have a little of the parent bark attached to them all the better. Hardy Perennials and Old Fashioned Flowers Describing the Most Desirable Plants, for Borders, Rockeries, and Shrubberies.
  • Hell, I even understood certain imprints in my psyche better, which helped me figure out other things. Nonsense
  • “Hadn’t you better settle your wig?” says I, offering it to him on the tip of my cane, “and we’ll arrange time and place when you have put your jasey in order.” Novels by Eminent Hands
  • One of the distinctive characteristics of the adjutant, or "argala," as it is better known to the Indians, -- and one, too, of its ugliest The Cliff Climbers A Sequel to "The Plant Hunters"
  • We have more experience and we play better as a collective now. Times, Sunday Times
  • It's a beautiful album, and solo acoustic music doesn't get much better than this.
  • A number of vitamins, minerals and botanicals have emerged as key players in the bone-building story, and scientists are still working for a better understanding of their roles.
  • Behind this carefully—constructed shield, he has lashed out savagely at those who have bettered him in the eyes of history and bettered him in the practice of Christian values.
  • Its 25% net margin is bettered in the computer industry only by Intel, the world's biggest micro-processor maker.
  • Better ask twice than lose you way once. 
  • It was 1991 and he led the way in occupying his school, explaining that he wanted something more than better funding. Times, Sunday Times
  • And if you can develop a machine to look for the needle in the haystack and what you come out with from having the machine sift through the haystack is a box of straw, where maybe the needle's in there and maybe a few bonus needles, then that's a whole lot better than having humans try to sift through a haystack. Wired Top Stories
  • Far better to get this into the open than her discover by accident. The Sun
  • It is better to be alone than in ill company. 
  • We ended our snack (better described as lunch) with a large pot of Chinese tea, overhearing snatches of conversation from a neighbouring table.
  • Bright gas lanterns are better than flashlights.
  • One penny with right is better than a thousand without right. 
  • Everyone has problems. Some are just better at hiding them than others.
  • I'd call it pathetic, but it's probably better to reserve that term for Anita Kumar's behavior in the press room at the most recent Virginia Governor's debate ... Not Larry Sabato:
  • Although Mr. Smith didn't fully solo until this last tune, throughout the set his polyrhythmic drumming evoked a movie with four subplots going at once, all of which, I'd be willing to wager, are better than the latest Harry Potter movie, even in 3D. The Sound Way Down in the Underground
  • A better understanding of Pre-IE gemination may li... Etruscan Tarchon and Hittite Tarhun: Crazy or no?
  • We had better fire up the furnace.
  • The hair of coastal wolves also appears to be coarser and better at shedding water, perhaps to cope with the heavy rainfall on the west coast.
  • Euripus. 93 We do but learn, today, what our better advanced judgments will unteach tomorrow; and Religio Medici
  • Equally, the vendor can pull out if a better offer comes along, or if they retract from the market. Homebuying: A contract to keep the gazumpers from your door
  • We are told that after he called his cardiologist, who by the way, is Dr. Jonathan Reiner, to report that he had been having some discomfort, the doctor said you'd better get yourself back in here right now because as you pointed out, last November 22nd, the then - vice president-to-be was brought to the hospital. CNN Transcript - Breaking News: Vice President Could Be Hospitalized Overnight - March 5, 2001
  • Despite some ongoing resistance (a subject to which I will return), the situation for people involved in interracial intimacy has never been better. Interracial Intimacy
  • Farther along they spied calami, adversi, frail, and pomposi, which were worse, so they gave up on their search for anything better. Faun & Games
  • I took out the tuner, and began tuning it just a smidge sharp, because I like the sound of it better that way.
  • The pizza tasted much better than it looked, tangy tomato paste, nice, moist pan-style dough.
  • Cat dander is the only thing which makes me have terrible trouble breathing – my lungs, throat, I get itchy, sneezy, wheezy … and only seems worse, not better, with time around cats. If Wishes Were Pussycats | Her Bad Mother
  • And when you do that, you had doggone well better win.
  • The practising architect may design better buildings after working with the old ones.
  • Better good neighbours near than relations far away. 
  • Nicola Woods found that in a business setting, gender was a better predictor than status of who would interrupt whom.
  • If you salt the vegetables with a little onion salt, they will taste better.
  • Hey liberals, chickenhawk is better than chickenshit, wouldn’t you agree? Think Progress » Drudge Falsely Smears Gore
  • As to Morgan: the sooner the old bumbler is put out his own (and Wales's) misery, the better. Cheryl Gillan Shines on Question Time
  • I have seen it twice, and it did get better n a second viewing. lorettajohnson hey peter, that is very interesting. there is a fanboy in my accounting dept that saw it over the weekend and he said it was very "pedestrian Up in The Air’s Mad Men TV Trailer | /Film
  • Conference attendees will learn how to use green infrastructure to make cities better places to live.
  • I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.
  • If you switch the words over, the sentence sounds better.
  • The stunning "aerodynamic" shapes that come to dominate so many of these cars have little to do with making them work better. 'The Allure of the Automobile' at Atlanta's High Museum by Blake Gopnik
  • When they take that habit back to their own office, they often dream up better ways to accomplish their goals.
  • You see, fighting about coulter is stupid, and it makes you no better. Think Progress » Matalin Defends Coulter’s Attack on 9/11 Widows
  • It's a shame this movie made so much when other better movies can't even find a distributor. delilah try reading a evem apage of any of the books before you judge it!!!!!!!!! Box Office: Twilight Goes For The Throat with $33M Friday; Possible $70.5M Weekend | /Film
  • Let us pray to achieve this common human efforts to better the human process, and is permanent colorful. This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.
  • It's even better when the story is riveting from the get-go and manages to ramp up the tension with each chapter. My Five: Books on my Unofficial Summer Reading List
  • This pre-industrial warehouse couldn't be better suited for our era of huge installations. Times, Sunday Times
  • Being that the last two No. 1 picks have received at least $30 million in guaranteed money, well, all together now: Better get it right. Guiding draft principle amid NFL's money woes: Get it right
  • There must be some better way to communicate with the kitchen so I take it to be an affectation, the other one being that although the food is already plated up when it arrives, it is served from a foldaway side table.
  • The Central Powers fared little better and often worse. The Bitter End
  • Travellers changing from train to bus at Southend Victoria rail station could soon have a better idea of when their bus will arrive.
  • Yet video-on-demand generates significantly better returns – about $0.65 per film for the studio against $0.25 from a DVD rental.
  • By resorting to nonwar means of achieving his objectives, he would earn worldwide acclamation and gratitude by letting peace prevail, following the wise old saying, "Discretion is the better part of valor. Mail Call: Show Us The Proof
  • In the development of better asymmetric hydrogenation catalysts it is important to increase the energy difference between the transition complexes in order to obtain, as a consequence, larger enantiomeric excess. The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2001 - Information for the Public
  • We'd better fuel up at the next town.
  • Because the better operational police officers are the ones who pay attention to what their staff need to perform the job well, which includes the way you manage them.
  • He needs to crank out an even better season if this young team hopes to climb in the standings.
  • But he thought the piece needed more work, and he wanted to get a better feeling for the classical ballet.
  • A better way would be an agreed re-engineering of the system. Times, Sunday Times
  • She knew his better self would struggle to serve her best interests.
  • Home advantage and better preparation make that outcome entirely plausible, as long as England seize the initiative early. Times, Sunday Times
  • (I can't wait to see the profusion of bittorent trackers, new "copyfight" / Free culture efforts, and newer, better p2p technologies that would result from that. p2pnet news
  • The sustained rate of violence was real, not merely a reflection of a new awareness or better record keeping.
  • They also deliberated on the path-breaking innovations that changed things for the better.
  • We shall then be in a much better position to state when and where screening does more good than harm.
  • ‘The first and most important step is to make policies to provide better fuels before we look for alternative fuels,’ he said, suggesting the consumption of leaded gasoline be reduced.
  • It is better to do well than to say well. 
  • The best Indian mathematician is probably better than the average American one. Indian Labor Productivity, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
  • What better way to capture the entire event than by scrapbooking the event into a bound book that will last for decades?
  • His perimeter game has come under attack, but it's improving and he has worked tirelessly on bettering it.
  • Some materials are better degraded under anaerobic conditions than under aerobic conditions.
  • You'd better tell whatsit - what's his name - the guy in charge of stationery.
  • The E-3A Sentry aircraft, better known as AWACS, and the smaller, lesser-known TR-1, flew their missions in boring circles or straight lines far behind the fighting front. Red Storm Rising
  • I found it very difficult to drag myself back to the office after that, so after a quick conference with Paul I booked some holiday for mid-July when I got back to my desk and immediately felt better about things.
  • Here, distribution may be limited to a small number of intermediaries who gain better margins and exclusivity.
  • I like the word slacks way better than the word pants. toastcrumbs Diary Entry
  • But he shall never have better eating fellows, if he would swelt his heart. A Select Collection of Old English Plays, Volume 6
  • There were passages when Glasgow looked markedly the better side and played with much of the zing which was so often conspicuously absent last season.
  • Now General Electric have gone one better than nature and made a diamond purer than the best quality natural diamonds.
  • She has rearranged her childcare in order to get into town for 8.20 am and give herself a better chance of finding a parking space.
  • Some disputes are better left undecided in the annals of history.
  • Central bank leaders from throughout Africa met in Senegal to discuss ideas about how they better integrate economies across this landmass, which is home to more countries than any other continent. West Africa's Central Bank Governor Promotes Single Currency
  • Jon's suite, which makes up the entirety of the original Concerto record, is nothing better than a bad mixture of hard rock soloing and a rather childish idea of classical music.
  • Tell your girlfriend it would be far better for her mum to find a loving relationship for herself. The Sun
  • Many people apparently find that their lives are better after they get involved in est, NLP, Landmark Forum, or Scientology.
  • 'LBJ made it very clear a half a loaf is better than no loaf at all,' Clyburn said Wednesday. Math check (Jack Bog's Blog)
  • The Russian studies use sites that are perhaps the best temp proxies dendrology can offer — cold not moisture-limited sites, and whadayaknow, the correlation w/temps are much better than average. Juckes and the Indigirka River Alter Ego « Climate Audit
  • He blames the impression held by many that they can negotiate better prices at the large new dealerships in Murfreesboro.
  • It's apparently far better to stick pig-headed to your original idea.

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