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proportionate
used in Jane Eyre

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Definition
an appropriate size, amount, or degree in relation to something else
  • If you err wilfully, I shall devise a proportionate punishment.
    Chapter 17 (94% in)
  • Thus relieved of a grievous load, I from that hour set to work afresh, resolved to pioneer my way through every difficulty: I toiled hard, and my success was proportionate to my efforts; my memory, not naturally tenacious, improved with practice; exercise sharpened my wits; in a few weeks I was promoted to a higher class; in less than two months I was allowed to commence French and drawing.
    Chapter 8 (91% in)
  • I felt a conscientious solicitude for Adele's welfare and progress, and a quiet liking for her little self: just as I cherished towards Mrs. Fairfax a thankfulness for her kindness, and a pleasure in her society proportionate to the tranquil regard she had for me, and the moderation of her mind and character.
    Chapter 12 (7% in)
  • With this announcement he rose from his chair, and stood, leaning his arm on the marble mantelpiece: in that attitude his shape was seen plainly as well as his face; his unusual breadth of chest, disproportionate almost to his length of limb.
    Chapter 14 (36% in)
  • And try to restrain the disproportionate fervour with which you throw yourself into commonplace home pleasures.
    Chapter 34 (10% in)

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