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twentyfold

[adjective twen-tee-fohld, twuhn-; adverb twen-tee-fohld, twuhn-] /adjective ˈtwɛn tiˌfoʊld, ˈtwʌn-; adverb ˈtwɛn tiˈfoʊld, ˈtwʌn-/
adjective
1.
having twenty sections, aspects, divisions, kinds, etc.
2.
being twenty times as large, great, many, etc.
adverb
3.
twenty times in amount or degree.
Origin of twentyfold
1600-1610
First recorded in 1600-10; twenty + -fold
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  • It has multiplied the product of labor here tenfold, there, twentyfold, and elsewhere a hundredfold and more.

  • 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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