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adj.A comparative of far
1. More distant in degree, time, or space: a result that was further from our expectations than last time; the further lamppost.
2. Additional: a further example; a further delay.
adv.A comparative of far
1. To a greater extent; more: considered further the consequences of her actions.
2. In addition; furthermore: He stated further that he would not cooperate with the committee.
3. At or to a more distant or advanced point: went only three miles further; reading five pages further tonight. See Usage Note at farther.
tr.v. fur·thered, fur·ther·ing, fur·thers
To help the progress of; promote. See Synonyms at advance.

[Middle English, from Old English furthra, from furthor, farther. Adv., from Middle English, from Old English furthor; see per in Indo-European roots.]

fur′ther·er n.
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And if it had not been that we have crossed his path he would be yet, he may be yet if we fail, the father or furtherer of a new order of beings, whose road must lead through Death, not Life.
The committee transferred his son's body to furtherer investigation procedures at The Institute of Forensic Medicine in Abu- Deis.
But, whatever more countries and European countries in particular have in mind, it is integrated field management which is promising healthier, higher quality and nutrient food and furtherer environment watch [6].