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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The relation of corresponding in degree or size or amount.

Usage examples (5)
  • Lodge, ordered at a first-class London tailor's, with such approximate indications as size, height, and general proportionateness of body could supply.
  • Lastly, enthusiasm is susceptible of many degrees, (according to the proportionateness of the objects contemplated,) from the highest grandeur of moral and intellectual...
  • Therewithal the work affects us, throughout, as a dead-level of superlatives; everywhere we have nearly the same boisterous wind of tragical storm-and-stress: so that the...
  • I should greatly prefer the more appropriate, though scholastic and uncouth, words homogeneity, proportionateness, and totality of interest, -- expressions, which... for more
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