Some people are more advocates of one than the other.
(Actually, only the comparative and superlative show degrees.) We use the comparative for comparing two things and the superlative for comparing three or more things.
Consider the uses of modifiers in this adjectivally rich paragraph from Thomas Wolfe's Look Homeward, Angel. 69.) Adjectives are highlighted in this An abundance of adjectives like this would be uncommon in contemporary prose.
Whether we have lost something or not is left up to you.
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