more and more
- (degree) Progressively more.
- Oil is getting more and more expensive.
- He started calling more and more frequently.
- 1923, Leo Tolstoy, Louise and Aylmer Maude (translators), War and Peace,
- What was expressed by the whole of the count's plump figure, in Marya Dmitrievna found expression only in her more and more beaming face and quivering nose.
- (manner) In a manner that progressively increases.
- The wound hurt more and more as we walked on.
- 1782, Robert Burns, John Barleycorn,
- His colour sicken'd more and more,
- He faded into age;
- And then his enemies began
- To show their deadly rage.
- (modal) Indicates that the statement is becoming progressively more true.
- More and more, children are among the first to take up new technologies.
- 1864 September, The Cadmean Madness in The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14,
- More and more it is not the soul and Nature, but the eye and print, whose resultant is thought.
- The degree adverb sense is often an ellipsis of an instance of the more general phenomenon of reduplication of the comparative form of adjectives or adverbs (eg, "hotter and hotter").
- less and less
- further and further
- farther and farther
in a manner that progressively increases
indicates that the statement is becoming progressively more true
- Increasingly more; a growing number of; a growing quantity of.
- There are more and more people who keep pets these days.
- fewer and fewer