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    He looked like the late King Humbert of Italy, but much more like a king.
    (W.S. Maugham; Gigolo and Gigolette)

    What does it imply here? Did he look 'much more like a king than a real king would [look]'?

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    Default Re: much more like a king

    It implies that the late King Humbert did not look like a king.

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    Default Re: much more like a king

    Quote Originally Posted by suprunp View Post
    He looked like the late King Humbert of Italy, but much more like a king.
    (W.S. Maugham; Gigolo and Gigolette)

    What does it imply here? Did he look 'much more like a king than a real king would [look]'?

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    He looked more like a real king than Humbert of Italy did! (Apparently, Humbert of Italy did not look very regal!)

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