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twice


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Twice  \Twice\,  adv  [OE.  twies  (where  the  s  is  the  adverbial 
  ending;  see  {-wards}),  twie,  AS  twiges,  twiwa  akin  to  twi- 
  (in  comp.)  two  G.  zwie-,  OHG.  zwi-,  Icel.  tv[=i]-,  L.  bi-, 
  Gr  ?,  Skr.  dvi-,  and  E.  two  See  {Two}.] 
  1.  Two  times;  once  and  again 
 
  He  twice  essayed  to  cast  his  son  in  gold.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  Doubly;  in  twofold  quantity  or  degree;  as  twice  the  sum; 
  he  is  twice  as  fortunate  as  his  neighbor. 
 
  Note:  Twice  is  used  in  the  formation  of  compounds,  mostly 
  self-explaining;  as  twice-horn,  twice-conquered, 
  twice-planted,  twice-told,  and  the  like 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  twice 
  adv  1:  two  times;  "I  called  her  twice" 
  2:  to  double  the  degree;  "she  was  doubly  rewarded";  "his  eyes 
  were  double  bright"  [syn:  {doubly},  {double}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  TWICE,  adv  Once  too  often 
 
 




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