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(II) After a comparative with than.

ᾔσθοντο αὐτὸν ἐλά_ττω ἔχοντα δύναμιν ἢ ὥστε τοὺς φίλους ὠφελεῖν they perceived that he possessed too little power to benefit his friends X. H. 4.8.23, οἱ ἀκοντισταὶ βραχύτερα ἠκόντιζον ἢ ὡς ἐξικνεῖσθαι τῶν σφενδονητ ῶν the javelin throwers hurled their javelins too short a distance to reach the slingers X. A. 3.3.7. After a comparative, ὡς is as common as ὥστε.

a. ὥστε may here be omitted: κρείσσον' ἢ φέρειν κακά evils too great to be endured E. Hec. 1107.

b. On positive adjectives with a comparative force, see cross1063.

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