And the statuesque brunette has even been credited with bettering the fashion sense of her high-powered husband.
bettering the situation requires price pressures driven by consumers.
Obama said their courage had inspired many to serve their country, whether in uniform or in bettering their communities.
When the American caught sight of him again, he was far down the block, and bettering his pace with every jump.
I'd never stand in the way of your bettering yourself, Timson.
The postponement of present wants results in bettering the economic environment for the future.
Abuses can't be helped in any system, sir, though we are bettering them.
But we can better matters, and we are daily bettering them, by our work with children.
As to the girl's "bettering herself," let her take the chances, if she chooses, as you have.
The admiral's father, after his long experience there, must have seen that there was little hope of bettering his fortunes.
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 In English it superseded bet in the adverbial sense by 1600.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.