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Definition appropriate in proportion to
  • Apartment rents increased without a commensurate increase in incomes.
commensurate = proportionate
  • Pay should be commensurate with the time worked.
  • commensurate = proportionate
  • ...a large body is with more difficulty set in motion than a smaller one, and that its subsequent momentum is commensurate with this difficulty,
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Purloined Letter
  • commensurate = proportionate
  • ...for a transitory enchanted moment man must have held his breath in the presence of this continent, compelled into an aesthetic contemplation he neither understood nor desired, face to face for the last time in history with something commensurate to his capacity for wonder.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • commensurate = comparable in scope
  • The stakes were high and the risk was great; the prize therefore must have been commensurate.
    James, Henry  --  The American
  • The only conception that can explain the movement of the locomotive is that of a force commensurate with the movement observed.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • That was commensurate with his respect for discipline.
    Virginia Woolf  --  The Waves
  • Go on writing your column, but remember its title and devote it to commensurate subjects.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • And his scorn had been commensurate with the falsehood of her.
    Zane Grey  --  The Call of the Canyon
  • In short, one cannot help speaking about it in confusion commensurate with his confused impressions.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • The work had to be unconnected to the operations of war, and POWs were to be given pay commensurate with their labor.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Farmer, Hiatt seemed to say, should be solely engaged in the battle against those scourges, and at a level commensurate with their size.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • He gave government positions to forty family members including his wife, Elena, who required forty homes and a commensurate supply of fur and jewels.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • 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.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • He thought public officials should not only be paid, but that their salaries should be commensurate with their responsibilities and necessary expenses.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • "You are granted access only to those levels and settings commensurate with your skills," he said.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Hound of Rowan
  • 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.
    Clement Greenberg  --  Avant-garde and Kitsch
  • His strength decreased commensurately, but not enough to incapacitate him.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • Their daughter, Pearl, became commensurately more difficult to manage, her behavior marked by periods of sullen withdrawal and eruptions of anger.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • She would wait and brood, studying the details and adding to them until her power might be commensurate with her desire for revenge.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie

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