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 for The more -- the more
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  More \More\, adv.
     1. In a greater quantity; in or to a greater extent or
        degree.
        (a) With a verb or participle.
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                  Admiring more
                  The riches of Heaven's pavement.  --Milton.
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        (b) With an adjective or adverb (instead of the suffix
            -er) to form the comparative degree; as, more durable;
            more active; more sweetly.
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                  Happy here, and more happy hereafter. --Bacon.
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     Note: Double comparatives were common among writers of the
           Elizabeth period, and for some time later; as, more
           brighter; more dearer.
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                 The duke of Milan
                 And his more braver daughter.      --Shak.
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     2. In addition; further; besides; again.
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              Yet once more, O ye laurels, and once more,
              Ye myrtles brown, with ivy never sere,
              I come to pluck your berries harsh and crude.
                                                    --Milton.
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     More and more, with continual increase. "Amon trespassed
        more and more." --2 Chron. xxxiii. 23.
  
     The more, to a greater degree; by an added quantity; for a
        reason already specified.
  
     The more -- the more, by how much more -- by so much more.
        "The more he praised it in himself, the more he seems to
        suspect that in very deed it was not in him." --Milton.
  
     To be no more, to have ceased to be; as, Cassius is no
        more; Troy is no more.
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              Those oracles which set the world in flames,
              Nor ceased to burn till kingdoms were no more.
                                                    --Byron.
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