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When two qualities of an object are compared, both adjectives are in the Comparative: -

NOTE: So also with adverbs: as, - libentius quam vérius (Mil. 78), with more freedom than truth.

a. Where magis is used, both adjectives are in the positive: -

NOTE: A comparative and a positive, or even two positives, are sometimes connected by quam. This use is rarer and less elegant than those before noticed: -