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Verb1.add to - have an increased effectadd to - have an increased effect; "This adds to my worries"
increase - become bigger or greater in amount; "The amount of work increased"
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I am sure you neglect nothing that can add to the beauties of that noble place.
Of the different sorts of the first are husbandmen, artificers, exchange-men, who are employed in buying and selling, seamen, of which some are engaged in war, some in traffic, some in carrying goods and passengers from place to place, others in fishing, and of each of these there are often many, as fishermen at Tarentum and Byzantium, masters of galleys at Athens, merchants at AEgina and Chios, those who let ships on freight at Tenedos; we may add to these those who live by their manual labour and have but little property; so that they cannot live without some employ: and also those who are not free-born on both sides, and whatever other sort of common people there may be.
Therefore it doth much add to a man's reputation, and is (as Queen Isabella said) like perpetual letters commendatory, to have good forms.
Deeply sensible of the affection and confidence that have grown up between us, I add to this Preface, as I added to that, May we meet again!
Add to all this, Cedric had fasted since noon, and his usual supper hour was long past, a cause of irritation common to country squires, both in ancient and modern times.
But these regulations only add to the dizzying list of stipulations.