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  • His strength decreased commensurately, but not enough to incapacitate him.†   (source)
  • Mostly I sat on the porch and worked on speeches for McHenry but I gleaned from the boys what it must be like to grow into this kind of world, how commensurate to one's expectation of what is due—the world that money makes and erect bearing and clear speech and college emblems on the beds and a sense of birthright and usable history.†   (source)
  • He thought public officials should not only be paid, but that their salaries should be commensurate with their responsibilities and necessary expenses.†   (source)
  • "You are granted access only to those levels and settings commensurate with your skills," he said.†   (source)
  • Loss of concentration and visual focus; no appetite and a commensurate drop in weight — most significantly, spasms when there was a complete lack of motor controls.†   (source)
  • In interviews here, my previous findings were confirmed: with the exception of those trained in professions where they can set up independent practice, they can find jobs commensurate with their education only outside the South.†   (source)
  • It will not be difficult to find a dedication for the money part of it commensurate with the purpose and significance of its origin.†   (source)
  • It was thus essential to adorn the office of the President, the highest office, with commensurate "dignity and splendor."†   (source)
  • An analysis of more than 160 episodes reveals that black contestants, in both the early and late rounds of the game, are eliminated at a rate commensurate with their trivia-answering abilities.†   (source)
  • Though the "measures adopted to secure our country against foreign attacks," must not he renounced, the national defense must be "commensurate with our resources and the situation of our country."†   (source)
  • The doctor said, "It's true that I have a good job in this town, and I seem to be respected, and I am certainly paid a wage commensurate with my skills.†   (source)
  • That was commensurate with his respect for discipline.†   (source)
  • Go on writing your column, but remember its title and devote it to commensurate subjects.†   (source)
  • …food and protection and shelter and if she had not had to depend on his food and clothing (even if she did help to grow and weave it) to keep her alive and warm until simple justice demanded that she make what return for it he might require of her commensurate with honor she would not have become engaged to him and if she had not become engaged to him she would not have had to lie at night asking herself Why and Why and Why as she has done for forty-three years: as if she had been…†   (source)
  • It has been capitalized at a tremendous investment which must show commensurate returns; it is compelled to extend as well as to keep its markets.†   (source)
  • We have become convinced that it is better to avoid such symbolic disguisings of the truth in what we tell children and not to withhold from them a knowledge of the true state of affairs commensurate with their intellectual level.†   (source)
  • Here it is in modern English: Objective consideration of contemporary phenomena compels the conclusion that success or failure in competitive activities exhibits no tendency to be commensurate with innate capacity, but that a considerable element of the unpredictable must invariably be taken into account.†   (source)
  • In short, one cannot help speaking about it in confusion commensurate with his confused impressions.†   (source)
  • And his scorn had been commensurate with the falsehood of her.†   (source)
  • The stakes were high and the risk was great; the prize therefore must have been commensurate.†   (source)
  • So White Fang could only eat his heart in bitterness and develop a hatred and malice commensurate with the ferocity and indomitability of his nature.†   (source)
  • She would wait and brood, studying the details and adding to them until her power might be commensurate with her desire for revenge.†   (source)
  • …the wind, betook himself to the designated place, a narrow platform, one of six, outside of the high bulwarks and screened by the great dead-eyes and multiple columned lanyards of the shrouds and back-stays; and, in a great war-ship of that time, of dimensions commensurate with the hull's magnitude; a tarry balcony, in short, overhanging the sea, and so secluded that one mariner of the Indomitable, a non-conformist old tar of a serious turn, made it even in daytime his private oratory.†   (source)
  • …his subversive activities were the fruit and outcome of that honorable affection; and however strange this mixture of rebellion and patriotism might seem to both cousins (accustomed as they were to equating patriotic feelings with preservation of the established order), they did have to admit in private that as things had stood back then, rebellion might very well have been commensurate with civic virtue and sober loyalty with idle unconcern about matters of public order.†   (source)
  • There was evidently a severe struggle in the mind of Caderousse; it was plain that the small shagreen case, which he turned over and over in his hand, did not seem to him commensurate in value to the enormous sum which fascinated his gaze.†   (source)
  • At last they entered the inn boldly, by the till then bolted front-door, after a prolonged knocking of loudness commensurate with the importance of their standing.†   (source)
  • Let him be left to feel his way in the dark; let darkness commensurate with his crime hover over him; and let him feel that at every step he takes, in pursuit of the flying bondman, he is running the frightful risk of having his hot brains dashed out by an invisible agency.†   (source)
  • A week, a day, an hour, were each implored, with an earnestness commensurate to the value they receive, when a whole life is compressed into their short duration.†   (source)
  • It struck him, as he gazed at the admirable structures and the wonderful precautions of their sagacious inmates, that even the brutes of these vast wilds were possessed of an instinct nearly commensurate with his own reason; and he could not reflect, without anxiety, on the unequal contest that he had so rashly courted.†   (source)
  • I no longer poorly compute my possible achievement by what remains to me of the month or the year; for these moments confer a sort of omnipresence and omnipotence which asks nothing of duration, but sees that the energy of the mind is commensurate with the work to be done, without time.†   (source)
  • The only conception that can explain the movement of the locomotive is that of a force commensurate with the movement observed.†   (source)
  • The only conception that can explain the movement of the peoples is that of some force commensurate with the whole movement of the peoples.†   (source)
  • Though he had never talked business with her, she had known it to be a fraction of him that couldn't come out even, would carry forever beyond any decimal place she might name; her love, such as it had been, remaining incommensurate with his need to possess, to alter the land, to bring new skylines, personal antagonisms, growth rates into being.†   (source)
    standard prefix: The prefix "in-" in incommensurate means not and reverses the meaning of commensurate. This is the same pattern you see in words like invisible, incomplete, and insecure.
  • The effort was so incommensurate with the result.†   (source)
  • Yet to supply this conception various historians take forces of different kinds, all of which are incommensurate with the movement observed.†   (source)
  • On the other hand (what it must be allowed will much more frequently happen) if the Poet's words should be incommensurate with the passion, and inadequate to raise the Reader to a height of desirable excitement, then, (unless the Poet's choice of his metre has been grossly injudicious) in the feelings of pleasure which the Reader bas been accustomed to connect with metre in general, and in the feeling, whether chearful or melancholy, which he has been accustomed to connect with that…†   (source)
  • He declares that theft bein' a serious offense, the penalty should be commensurate, and sentences Jamie on the spot to another hundred lashes."†   (source)
  • Certainly in every public work which in it anything of gravity contains preparation should be with importance commensurate and therefore a plan was by them adopted (whether by having preconsidered or as the maturation of experience it is difficult in being said which the discrepant opinions of subsequent inquirers are not up to the present congrued to render manifest) whereby maternity was so far from all accident possibility removed that whatever care the patient in that all hardest…†   (source)
  • On a comparison of this extent with that of several countries in Europe, the practicability of rendering our system commensurate to it appears to be demonstrable.†   (source)
  • The provision for defense must in this, as in all other cases, be made commensurate to the danger of attack.†   (source)
  • But is not the fact an alarming proof of the danger resulting from a government which does not possess regular powers commensurate to its objects?†   (source)
  • Not to confer in each case a degree of power commensurate to the end, would be to violate the most obvious rules of prudence and propriety, and improvidently to trust the great interests of the nation to hands which are disabled from managing them with vigor and success.†   (source)
  • The question, therefore, whether this amount of power shall be granted or not, resolves itself into another question, whether or not a government commensurate to the exigencies of the Union shall be established; or, in other words, whether the Union itself shall be preserved.†   (source)
  • It might even have occurred to them, that where a disposition to cavil prevailed, their neglect to execute the degree of power vested in them, and still more their recommendation of any measure whatever, not warranted by their commission, would not less excite animadversion, than a recommendation at once of a measure fully commensurate to the national exigencies.†   (source)
  • Of the same nature are these other maxims in ethics and politics, that there cannot be an effect without a cause; that the means ought to be proportioned to the end; that every power ought to be commensurate with its object; that there ought to be no limitation of a power destined to effect a purpose which is itself incapable of limitation.†   (source)
  • This idea admits not of precise demonstration, because there is no rule by which we can measure the momentum of civil power necessary to the government of any given number of individuals; but when we consider that the island of Britain, nearly commensurate with each of the supposed confederacies, contains about eight millions of people, and when we reflect upon the degree of authority required to direct the passions of so large a society to the public good, we shall see no reason to…†   (source)
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