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 Betrothed (The).Better kind Friend, etc. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Better.
 
My better half. A jocose way of saying my wife. As the twain are one, each is half. Horace calls his friend animæ dimidium meæ. (1 Odes iii. 8.)   1
   To be better than his word. To do more than he promised.   2
   To think better of the matter. To give it further consideration; to form a more correct opinion respecting it.   3
 


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