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[as submodifier] To a moderate degree as compared to something else; relatively:‘inflation was comparatively low’
- ‘One city becomes overdeveloped while the rest of the nation comparatively lies fallow.’
- ‘But our economy and our way of life both depend on comparatively unfettered road transport.’
- ‘Violent crime, theft and fraud are down, while criminal damage is comparatively low.’
- ‘This is tolerable as long as the level of that tax is comparatively low.’
- ‘Ten years ago we had both a comparatively low rate of tax and cost advantages.’
- ‘The comparatively lower salaries mattered less because doctors enjoyed autonomy and esteem.’
- ‘It considered that the threat to public policy was, comparatively speaking, only moderate.’
- ‘Although reported crime had risen, it remained comparatively low and was well below the force average.’
- ‘In contrast, acquiring a large horse pack train was fairly easy and comparatively cheap.’
- ‘If this explanation was the true one, it became comparatively easy to suggest the cure.’
- ‘It is comparatively easy for anyone to develop a marketing plan showing forecasts and budgets.’
- ‘Targets for these had been comparatively low from the start, and even these were not reached.’
- ‘The breaking stresses of stems are comparatively easy to measure empirically.’
- ‘The latest generation of drugs that are comparatively cheaper offer great promise.’
- ‘It is comparatively easy to write about deprivation - to record the pathos of living in misery.’
- ‘It is comparatively easy for a large company to add massive amounts of market value in absolute terms.’
- ‘Thus donations of blood will be comparatively easy to justify, but giving a kidney would be more problematic.’
- ‘Well, in fact it was all uphill, but with the trickiest slope now in the bag, the rest of the hike was comparatively easy.’
- ‘It is not so easy to see why some other birds have become comparatively scarce.’
- ‘Some of these grounds are comparatively obvious and relatively non-controversial.’
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