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I'm pretty sure "more and more" is quite informal but I can't think of anything better.

...to warn readers that if you give someone a taste of power, they will want more and more until...

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In this sort of context there's really nothing wrong with saying "more and more". It's a serviceable phrase without much to make it stand out wrong in most cases. The only issue would be if you need [the impression of] greater precision in exactly how much more and perhaps in what ways, but when analyzing a novel, precise quantization is just not a concern.

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How about "they will want increasingly more power" or "they will want ever more power"?

  • “increasingly more” seems redundant (though I can imagine an interpretation that isn't). “ever more” is somewhat highfalutin; I'm not confident that all of my neighbors would understand it right away. – Anton Sherwood Mar 23 at 5:24

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