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proportion
used in Pride and Prejudice

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respond in proportion
Definition
appropriate in size, amount, or degree
  • It was a large, well proportioned room, handsomely fitted up.
    Chapter 43 (7% in)

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  • But in what proportions it should be divided amongst the latter depended on the will of the parents.
    Chapter 50 (13% in)
  • "I admire the activity of your benevolence," observed Mary, "but every impulse of feeling should be guided by reason; and, in my opinion, exertion should always be in proportion to what is required."
    Chapter 7 (71% in)
  • Elizabeth was prepared to see him in his glory; and she could not help in fancying that in displaying the good proportion of the room, its aspect and its furniture, he addressed himself particularly to her, as if wishing to make her feel what she had lost in refusing him.
    Chapter 28 (22% in)
  • From the entrance-hall, of which Mr. Collins pointed out, with a rapturous air, the fine proportion and the finished ornaments, they followed the servants through an ante-chamber, to the room where Lady Catherine, her daughter, and Mrs. Jenkinson were sitting.
    Chapter 29 (24% in)
  • His resentment was in proportion to the distress of his circumstances—and he was doubtless as violent in his abuse of me to others as in his reproaches to myself.
    Chapter 35 (80% in)

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