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proportion
used in The Count of Monte Cristo

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respond in proportion
Definition
appropriate in size, amount, or degree
  • Tall and well proportioned as an ancient gladiator, and muscular as a Spartan, he walked for a quarter of an hour without knowing where to direct his steps, actuated by the sole idea of getting away from the spot where if he lingered he knew that he would surely be taken.
    Chapters 97-98 (37% in)

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  • A shudder ran through the assembly when they saw that the confidence of the prisoner increased in proportion to the terror of M. de Villefort.
    Chapters 109-110 (80% in)
  • "Who and what are you?" demanded Villefort, turning over a pile of papers, containing information relative to the prisoner, that a police agent had given to him on his entry, and that, already, in an hour's time, had swelled to voluminous proportions, thanks to the corrupt espionage of which "the accused" is always made the victim.
    Chapters 7-8 (16% in)
  • I do; that is about the distance that separates your chamber from mine; only, unfortunately, I did not curve aright; for want of the necessary geometrical instruments to calculate my scale of proportion, instead of taking an ellipsis of forty feet, I made it fifty.
    Chapters 15-16 (62% in)
  • But beneath my fingers, as if by magic, in proportion as the fire ascended, I saw yellowish characters appear on the paper.
    Chapters 17-18 (91% in)
  • But by some strange play of emotion, in proportion as the proofs that Faria, had not been deceived became stronger, so did his heart give way, and a feeling of discouragement stole over him.
    Chapters 23-24 (80% in)
  • Franz had so managed his route, that during the ride to the Colosseum they passed not a single ancient ruin, so that no preliminary impression interfered to mitigate the colossal proportions of the gigantic building they came to admire.
    Chapters 33-34 (50% in)
  • ...guides, was duly and deeply touched with awe and enthusiastic admiration of all he saw; and certainly no adequate notion of these stupendous ruins can be formed save by such as have visited them, and more especially by moonlight, at which time the vast proportions of the building appear twice as large when viewed by the mysterious beams of a southern moonlit sky, whose rays are sufficiently clear and vivid to light the horizon with a glow equal to the soft twilight of an eastern clime.
    Chapters 33-34 (54% in)
  • Behind the penitents came a man of vast stature and proportions.
    Chapters 35-36 (34% in)
  • Peppino is a lad of sense, who, unlike most men, who are happy in proportion as they are noticed, was delighted to see that the general attention was directed towards his companion.
    Chapters 35-36 (46% in)
  • Franz himself, however, saw his way more plainly in proportion as he went on towards the light, which served in some manner as a guide.
    Chapters 37-38 (43% in)
  • These two ingredients are mixed in equal proportions, and formed into pills.
    Chapters 39-40 (66% in)
  • ...contempt for the simple elegance of his wife's favorite sitting-room, where, by the way, he was never permitted to intrude, unless, indeed, he excused his own appearance by ushering in some more agreeable visitor than himself; and even then he had rather the air and manner of a person who was himself introduced, than that of being the presenter of another, his reception being cordial or frigid, in proportion as the person who accompanied him chanced to please or displease the baroness.
    Chapters 47-48 (3% in)
  • There are as many elixirs of every kind as there are caprices and peculiarities in the physical and moral nature of humanity; and I will say further—the art of these chemists is capable with the utmost precision to accommodate and proportion the remedy and the bane to yearnings for love or desires for vengeance.
    Chapters 51-52 (71% in)
  • In proportion as her memory became clearer, the occurrences of the evening were revealed in their true light; what she had taken for confusion was a tumult; what she had regarded as something distressing, was in reality a disgrace.
    Chapters 99-100 (14% in)
  • The gratings are every day carefully examined by jailers, whose herculean proportions and cold pitiless expression prove them to have been chosen to reign over their subjects for their superior activity and intelligence.
    Chapters 107-108 (1% in)

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