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hundredfold

[huhn-drid-fohld] /ˈhʌn drɪdˌfoʊld/
adjective
1.
a hundred times as great or as much.
2.
comprising a hundred parts or members.
adverb
3.
in a hundredfold measure.
Origin of hundredfold
1125-1175
First recorded in 1125-75, hundredfold is from the Middle English word hundredfald. See hundred, -fold
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  • Your heart will expand; your manly strength will increase a hundredfold.

  • The one just received had intensified the effect a hundredfold.

    The Film of Fear Arnold Fredericks
  • Whatever our own misfortune might be, that of Czerny's men was worse a hundredfold.

    The House Under the Sea

    Sir Max Pemberton
  • Their confidence in him increased a hundredfold by this proof of the accuracy of his foresight.

    Love-at-Arms Raphael Sabatini
  • Archie needed help to carry on a business that had increased a hundredfold.

    David Lannarck, Midget George S. Harney
  • But had the danger been a hundredfold greater, it had to be faced.

  • But soon the little fish appear, and then his labours are increased a hundredfold.

  • It was a mystery which, however, before long, was to be increased a hundredfold.

    The Golden Face William Le Queux
  • I may only win it, but you can find its hundredfold of increase.

    Winning the Wilderness Margaret Hill McCarter
  • The frustration and the exposure of that plot has increased our reputation an hundredfold.

    The Loyalist James Francis Barrett
Word Origin and History for hundredfold

c.1200, from hundred + -fold.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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