The hotel had no computers, an absence the more regretted, because not only was I completely addicted, but it also turned out that it would rain during the whole weekend there.

I am wondering if the particular expression "the more X" implied that you need to put a but. I suppose so, because then the more wouldn't make sense as I believe it means "the more x than usual".


The "but" is not relevant to the "the more X" part, but rather to the "not only" part. To be more specific and clear - "not only....but [it] also..." is the construction that the "but" is part of. Here, "the more" means just "more than usually".

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