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proportion
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respond in proportion
Definition
appropriate in size, amount, or degree
  • The length of her body was strikingly out of proportion to her short legs.
    Book One — 1805 (45% in)

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  • In proportion to the defeat of the Austrian army Austria loses its rights, and the rights and the strength of France increase.
    Book Fourteen — 1812 (1% in)
  • Thoughts of home grew stronger the nearer he approached it—far stronger, as though this feeling of his was subject to the law by which the force of attraction is in inverse proportion to the square of the distance.
    Book Seven — 1810-11 (5% in)
  • Before the battle of Borodino our strength in proportion to the French was about as five to six, but after that battle it was little more than one to two: previously we had a hundred thousand against a hundred and twenty thousand; afterwards little more than fifty thousand against a hundred thousand.
    Book Ten — 1812 (53% in)
  • Laws of motion of any kind become comprehensible to man only when he examines arbitrarily selected elements of that motion; but at the same time, a large proportion of human error comes from the arbitrary division of continuous motion into discontinuous elements.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (0% in)
  • And meanwhile, the very next morning after the battle, the French army advanced of itself upon the Russians, carried forward by the force of its own momentum now seemingly increased in inverse proportion to the square of the distance from its aim.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (4% in)
  • It was terrible, but he felt that in proportion to the efforts of that fatal force to crush him, there grew and strengthened in his soul a power of life independent of it.
    Book Thirteen — 1812 (75% in)
  • An army has suffered defeat, and at once a people loses its rights in proportion to the severity of the reverse, and if its army suffers a complete defeat the nation is quite subjugated.
    Book Fourteen — 1812 (1% in)
  • In such a state of affairs, whatever your ultimate plans may be, the interest of Your Majesty's service demands that the army should be rallied at Smolensk and should first of all be freed from ineffectives, such as dismounted cavalry, unnecessary baggage, and artillery material that is no longer in proportion to the present forces.
    Book Fourteen — 1812 (84% in)
  • We know that man has the faculty of becoming completely absorbed in a subject however trivial it may be, and that there is no subject so trivial that it will not grow to infinite proportions if one's entire attention is devoted to it.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (56% in)
  • The proportion of freedom to inevitability decreases and increases according to the point of view from which the action is regarded, but their relation is always one of inverse proportion.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (92% in)
  • The proportion of freedom to inevitability decreases and increases according to the point of view from which the action is regarded, but their relation is always one of inverse proportion.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (92% in)

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