You know, Ron says he thinks I see more of my secretary, Ethel, (she indicates off) than him. What is the meaning of word "of" or "more of "? from book "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child"

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If you 'see a lot of' someone, you meet them frequently or spend a lot of time in their company (either by choice or because you happen to work together). The speaker spends more time with Ethel than she does with Ron.


"of" is a very common and very versatile word in English.

In this context—"see more of [a person] than [another person]"—I think the meaning is best given by Sense 6 at wiktionary, specifically 6.3:

6. Introducing subject matter.

  1. Links an intransitive verb, or a transitive verb and its subject (especially verbs to do with thinking, feeling, expressing etc.), with its subject-matter; concerning, with regard to.
    I'm always thinking of you.
  2. (following a noun (now chiefly nouns of knowledge, communication etc.)) Introduces its subject matter; about, concerning.
    He told us the story of his journey to India.
  3. (following an adjective) Introduces its subject matter.
    This behaviour is typical of teenagers.

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