The rather

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the more so; especially; for better reason; for particular cause.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Walking through the museum, the visitor gets a sense of individuals locked in their own psyches and practices without much reference to each other, or to whatever it is that we mean when we say "the art world," or even "the world." Many of these artists tend to look inward rather than project out, and curatorial choices amplify the rather dispiriting feeling.
I happen to hold the rather conventional view that Max Weber is one of the most formidable intellectuals of the past century.
Intrigued by the Rather riddle, I researched Dan Rather's career as a newspaper reporter and editor in Houston but could find nothing except the tale of a tireless, ambitious young man--what used to be called a B.M.O.C.--with something of a roving eye for what his biographer referred to as "coeds."
One cannot address the issue of the Rather beating without addressing the perplexing strangeness of the popular anchorman and, in the context of the crime committed against him, the exceedingly dubious attempt to pin the crime on a confessed murderer.
In January 1997, the Daily News published an article that connected the Rather mystery to a confessed killer, William Tager, who fatally shot NBC technician Campbell Theron Montgomery on August 31, 1994.
Recent studies have exposed the rather virulent attack waged by such conservative religious groups as the Eagle Forum, Christian Coalition, and Focus on the Family.
In his history of Japanese migration to the Western Hemisphere, Sowell takes some pains to put forth the rather simplistic notion that the cruelty of Japanese in the Pacific contrasts with their behavior in the U.S.
The building has five or six primary functions contained within the rather non-committal exterior: the long block that runs along the north-west side of the site parallel to the main SOAS building contains a 300 seat lecture theatre in the basement, a floor of informal social and academic spaces at entrance level, then two floors of seminar rooms, above which are a couple more levels of offices for the academic staff.
The book's chapters take us through the rather predictable, but necessary, sets of topics that comprise regional social and economic history: landholding and inheritance; demography; agriculture; occupational structure; and finally two chapters on the textile industry.
Throughout, for all the austerity of the forms both inside and out (and one or two odd moves in planning), there is a concern for heightening human experience for relating the rather disparate functions of the complex to each other and to the natural landscape, both near at hand and far away.
From under this, you approach the main entrance along a winding path through lawns to arrive at the rather gentle steps that curve round the glass drum and lead up to the entrance.
On the other hand, the rather abbreviated discussion of the middle class throughout might lead one to entertain the possibility that the study is less about social mobility as such than about the life of the working poor, a suspicion born out by the faintly unsympathetic treatment of the upper middle-class Abel (a successful gas station owner) and his family in Chapter 7.