Tom, you couldn't told it more like
if you'd 'a' seen it
ud look more like
what used to be, to stay at the mill than to go anywhere else; and if you'll only think--if you was to bid for the mill and buy it, my husband might be struck worse than he was before, and niver get better again as he's getting now.
Surely it was a much more conventional humanist text, more like
Erasmus's Lucianic Praise of Folly (Moria), dedicated to More himself in 1509.
Utopia declares its subject to be the optimo reipublico statu, but it frequently returns to animals and to ways (either through textual tropes, philosophy, or fancy) in which they may seem to be more like humans.
Furthermore, when Hythloday says that this inhuman cruelty arises "even in the case of brute beasts," he seems to imply not just that the capacity to enjoy looking at bloodshed is something that humans can share with animals, but also that it can dehumanize us, make us more like animals.
The greatest breakthrough, however, came when the public first heard Alistair's chirpy pop number Bring It On - which now seems more like
a statement of intent.
Imperial Teen is more like
four people who like each other playing music.
With an objective more like
that of Erasmus in The Praise of Folly than like Machiavelli's, he was committed to giving form to humanist values in the interest of social reformation and religious renewal.