[adjective too-fohld; adverb too-fohld]
- having two elements or parts.
- twice as great or as much; double.
- in twofold measure; doubly.
Origin of twofold
- a unit of stage scenery consisting of two flats hinged together.
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The arguments offered outside of those put forth by the NCAA in favor of the current system are twofold.It’s Time to Rip the Money Out of the NCAA
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“We Jews have been burdened with a twofold task,” Soloveitchik wrote.Hiring the Next Chief Rabbi
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The two together supply our guardians with their twofold nature.The Republic
There is a twofold difficulty in apprehending this aspect of the Platonic writings.Phaedrus
Joy is twofold when both share it, and only grief is less for being borne by two.A Son of Hagar
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Were I to be guided by thine advice a twofold purpose would be served.The Sea-Hawk
The method by which he got the allies to connive at his doings was twofold.Hellenica
- equal to twice as many or twice as much; doublea twofold increase
- made of two parts; duala twofold reason
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Word Origin and History for twofold
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