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As you might expect, the framework also provides some convenience classes to make the task of writing custom validators all the more agreeable.

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The general answer seems to be that all the more is an idiomatic way to say even more (http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/all_the_more). Of course, that raises the question of the comparative -- even more than what? My sense is that in the phrase all the more, this is often (always?) left implied, and that all the more is really just an intensified version of more.

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    If X is made "all the more agreeable", it implies that X was already fairly agreeable to begin with, or that it was made more agreeable by something else previously addressed in the discourse, and this new thing makes X even more agreeable than that. – Kosmonaut Oct 7 '10 at 3:57

I guess all the more is meant to mean [!] that much more, more in proportion to something else. Like: if you are kinder I'll love you all the more.

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