increase in

increase in (something)

To develop a particular quality or aptitude over time. Bobby has increased in maturity so much this summer—he's not the troublemaker he once was.
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increase in something

to grow or expand in some quality. He increased in stature and wisdom. The tree increased in size every year.
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Interest on mortgages won't anywhere near eat up the increase in land values, and I'll be selling land right along.
The rise in the prices of products of the manufacturing industry is mainly due to the 7% increase in the price of the products of the agri-food industry, the mechanical and electrical industry by 7.
This growth can be attributed to increase in government spending for defense equipment and growing GDP of the region.
According to the Best's Special Report, the industry's improved surplus position from 2011 to 2012 was driven primarily by a swing in unrealized to realized gains, an increase in contributed capital and lower stockholder dividends, and increased net earnings.
POLICE have increased patrols in the Battlefield area of Newcastle after an increase in break-ins to cars.
So, the net increase in total reserves in 2005 over 2004 (page 14, line 7) would be added to benefits paid, according to NAIC.
The proposal includes the largest defense spending increase in 20 years and significant funding for INS enforcement efforts.
Abraham has focused on the Arab and Muslim communities of the greater Detroit area, because of the increase in such xenophobic-driven violence in areas where Arabs are highly visible.
Revisit gifting programs, disclaimers and GST strategies in light of the increase in the exemption equivalent and the phase-in of the new GST exemption amount.
A recent report from the Department of Agriculture shows a significant increase in fruit and vegetable exports to Mexico (as well as a substantial increase in imports from Mexico) in recent years.
Several interviews with National Underwriter conjectured that higher earnings could be a key component in the increase in taxes paid.
Also of note during 2004 was the increase in equity portfolios, which at the end of the year represented 11.