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Much vs. Very

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Muchdeterminer

A large amount of.

Veryadjective

True, real, actual.

‘The fierce hatred of a very woman.’; ‘The very blood and bone of our grammar.’; ‘He tried his very best.’;

Muchdeterminer

A great number of; many (people).

Veryadjective

The same; identical.

‘He proposed marriage in the same restaurant, at the very table where they first met.’; ‘That's the very tool that I need.’;

Muchdeterminer

Many ( + plural countable noun).

Veryadjective

With limiting effect: mere.

Muchadjective

(obsolete) Large, great.

Veryadverb

To a great extent or degree; extremely; exceedingly.

‘You’re drinking very slowly.’; ‘That dress is very you.’;

Muchadverb

To a great extent.

‘I don't like fish much.’; ‘He is much fatter than I remember him.’; ‘He left her, much to the satisfaction of her other suitor.’;

Veryadverb

True, truly.

Muchadverb

Often; frequently.

‘Does he get drunk much?’;

Veryadverb

(with superlatives) Used to firmly establish that nothing else surpasses in some respect.

‘He was the very best runner there.’;

Muchpronoun

A large amount or great extent.

‘From those to whom much has been given much is expected.’;

Veryadjective

True; real; actual; veritable.

‘Whether thou be my very son Esau or not.’; ‘He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.’; ‘The very essence of truth is plainness and brightness.’; ‘I looked on the consideration of public service or public ornament to be real and very justice.’;

Muchadjective

Great in quantity; long in duration; as, much rain has fallen; much time.

‘Thou shalt carry much seed out into the field, and shalt gather but little in.’;

Veryadverb

In a high degree; to no small extent; exceedingly; excessively; extremely; as, a very great mountain; a very bright sun; a very cold day; the river flows very rapidly; he was very much hurt.

Muchadjective

Many in number.

‘Edom came out against him with much people.’;

Veryadjective

precisely as stated;

‘the very center of town’;

Muchadjective

High in rank or position.

Veryadjective

being the exact same one; not any other:;

‘this is the identical room we stayed in before’; ‘the themes of his stories are one and the same’; ‘saw the selfsame quotation in two newspapers’; ‘on this very spot’; ‘the very thing he said yesterday’; ‘the very man I want to see’;

Muchnoun

A great quantity; a great deal; also, an indefinite quantity; as, you have as much as I.

‘He that gathered much had nothing over.’;

Veryadjective

used to give emphasis to the relevance of the thing modified;

‘his very name struck terror’; ‘caught in the very act’;

Muchnoun

A thing uncommon, wonderful, or noticeable; something considerable.

‘And [he] thought not much to clothe his enemies.’;

Veryadjective

used to give emphasis;

‘the very essence of artistic expression is invention’; ‘the very back of the room’;

Muchadverb

To a great degree or extent; greatly; abundantly; far; nearly.

‘Thou art much mightier than we.’; ‘Excellent speech becometh not a fool, much less do lying lips a prince.’; ‘Henceforth I fly not death, nor would prolongLife much.’; ‘All left the world much as they found it.’;

Veryadverb

used as intensifiers; `real' is sometimes used informally for `really'; `rattling' is informal;

‘she was very gifted’; ‘he played very well’; ‘a really enjoyable evening’; ‘I'm real sorry about it’; ‘a rattling good yarn’;

Muchnoun

a great amount or extent;

‘they did much for humanity’;

Veryadverb

precisely so;

‘on the very next page’; ‘he expected the very opposite’;

Muchadjective

(quantifier used with mass nouns) great in quantity or degree or extent;

‘not much rain’; ‘much affection’; ‘much grain is in storage’;

Muchadverb

to a great degree or extent;

‘she's much better now’;

Muchadverb

very;

‘he was much annoyed’;

Muchadverb

to a very great degree or extent;

‘we enjoyed ourselves very much’; ‘she was very much interested’; ‘this would help a great deal’;

Muchadverb

(degree adverb used before a noun phrase) for all practical purposes but not completely;

‘much the same thing happened every time’;

Muchadverb

frequently or in great quantities;

‘I don't drink much’; ‘I don't travel much’;

Muchdeterminer

a large amount

‘I didn't get much sleep that night’; ‘they must bear much of the blame’; ‘I did so much shopping’; ‘he does not eat much’;

Muchdeterminer

used to refer disparagingly to someone or something as being a poor specimen

‘I'm not much of a gardener’;

Muchpronoun

a large amount

‘I didn't get much sleep that night’; ‘they must bear much of the blame’; ‘he does not eat much’; ‘I did so much shopping’;

Muchpronoun

Muchpronoun

used to refer disparagingly to someone or something as being a poor specimen

‘I'm not much of a gardener’;

Muchadverb

to a great extent; a great deal

‘thanks very much’; ‘they look much better’; ‘did it hurt much?’; ‘they did not mind, much to my surprise’;

Muchadverb

for a large part of one's time; often

‘I'm not there much’;

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