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twentyfold

[adjective twen-tee-fohld, twuhn-; adverb twen-tee-fohld, twuhn-]
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adjective
  1. having twenty sections, aspects, divisions, kinds, etc.
  2. being twenty times as large, great, many, etc.
adverb
  1. twenty times in amount or degree.

Origin of twentyfold

First recorded in 1600–10; twenty + -fold
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Examples from the Web for twentyfold

Historical Examples

  • It has multiplied the product of labor here tenfold, there, twentyfold, and elsewhere a hundredfold and more.

    Social Justice Without Socialism

    John Bates Clark

  • It has been the fashion of our own age to beat out works into twentyfold and fiftyfold the size of those of Collins.

  • A detestable thing Tryst has done, a hateful act; but his punishment will be twentyfold as hateful!'

    The Freelands

    John Galsworthy


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