Twice(tws), 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-, L. bi-, Gr. di-, 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.
Twice is used in the formation of compounds, mostly self-explaining; as,
twice-told, and the like.
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