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two′-fold`



n.
a unit of stage scenery consisting of two flats hinged together.
[1955–60]

two•fold

(adj. ˈtuˌfoʊld; adv. -ˈfoʊld)

adj.
1. having two elements or parts.
2. twice as great or as much; double.
adv.
3. in twofold measure; doubly.
[1125–75]
two′fold`ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.two-fold - having more than one decidedly dissimilar aspects or qualitiestwo-fold - having more than one decidedly dissimilar aspects or qualities; "a double (or dual) role for an actor"; "the office of a clergyman is twofold; public preaching and private influence"- R.W.Emerson; "every episode has its double and treble meaning"-Frederick Harrison
multiple - having or involving or consisting of more than one part or entity or individual; "multiple birth"; "multiple ownership"; "made multiple copies of the speech"; "his multiple achievements in public life"; "her multiple personalities"; "a pineapple is a multiple fruit"
2.two-fold - twice as great or manytwo-fold - twice as great or many; "ate a double portion"; "the dose is doubled"; "a twofold increase"
multiple - having or involving or consisting of more than one part or entity or individual; "multiple birth"; "multiple ownership"; "made multiple copies of the speech"; "his multiple achievements in public life"; "her multiple personalities"; "a pineapple is a multiple fruit"
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Secondly: People ashore have indeed some indefinite idea that a whale is an enormous creature of enormous power; but I have ever found that when narrating to them some specific example of this two-fold enormousness, they have significantly complimented me upon my facetiousness; when, I declare upon my soul, I had no more idea of being facetious than Moses, when he wrote the history of the plagues of Egypt.
Here the conversation was interrupted in a two-fold manner.
Your objections to such an attempt, my dear Doctor, were, you may remember, two-fold.
The Inquisitorial vengeance had been hurried by my two-fold escape, and there was to be no more dallying with the King of Terrors.
Thus was delicately shadowed forth the two-fold occupation of the proprietor.
He opened his window, and gazed long, with swelling heart, at the cloudless vault of heaven, and the moon, which shone like silver upon the two-fold stream flowing from far beyond the hills.
His plan, in its simplest form, was to revise taxation and lower it in a way that should not diminish the revenues of the State, and to obtain, from a budget equal to the budgets which now excite such rabid discussion, results that should be two-fold greater than the present results.
A two-fold office the gods allotted you, O Shaker of the Earth, to be a tamer of horses and a saviour of ships!
Our two-fold classification of particulars gives rise to the dualism of body and biography in regard to everything in the universe, and not only in regard to living things.
Planudes has been exposed to a two-fold accusation.
At the same time, the state registered a mere 7% increase in receipts, despite the two-fold increase in excise rates during the period, due to the 45% decrease in the volume of taxed cigarettes on sale, according to the report.
India has raised its two-fold concerns to Myanmar and had received an encouraging response," Chidambaram told media here.