If they believe change has bettered their lives, 2016 could be another good day for Republicans.
In this case, the embarrassing stumble may have bettered her score.
Rodney could not have bettered Hood's management, though he of course attributed to him the blame for results.
"I'm not sure that couldn't be bettered, Mr. Locke," he demurred.
At first my change in bodily build and bettered health rendered me hardly recognisable to my friends.
The longing to be shielded, bettered, sympathised with, is one of the attributes of the sex.
Before a fortnight had elapsed I had bettered my position in many ways.
I won't say that years have bettered your appearance; 'tisn't their way.
It made the candles much firmer, also bettered their light, and moreover changed the tallow hue to an agreeable very pale yellow.
While now everything was softened and bettered between them.
Old English bettra, earlier betera, from Proto-Germanic *batizo-, from PIE *bhad- "good;" see best. Comparative adjective of good in the older Germanic languages (cf. Old Frisian betera, Old Saxon betiro, Old Norse betr, Danish bedre, Old High German bezziro, German besser, Gothic batiza). In English it superseded bet in the adverbial sense by 1600. Better half "wife" is first attested 1570s.
late 12c., "that which is better," from better (adj.). Specific meaning "one's superior" is from early 14c. To get the better of (someone) is from 1650s, from better in a sense of "superiority, mastery," which is recorded from mid-15c.
Old English *beterian "improve, amend, make better," from Proto-Germanic *batizojan (cf. Old Frisian beteria, Dutch beteren, Old Norse betra, Old High German baziron, German bessern), from *batiz- (see better (adj.)). Related: Bettered; bettering.