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proportion
used in In Cold Blood

5 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
respond in proportion
Definition
appropriate in size, amount, or degree
  • After commenting on the customer's oddly proportioned figure-the oversized torso supported by the undersized legs-he added, "I'm afraid we haven't anything that would fit without alteration."
    2 — Persons Unknown (26% in)

There are no more uses of "proportion" flagged with this meaning in In Cold Blood.

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?  —4 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • Explosive emotional reaction out of all proportion to the occasion.
    1 — Last To See Them Alive (58% in)
  • But some sections of him were not in proportion to others.
    1 — Last To See Them Alive (18% in)
  • It was true that the tightening action of a smile contracted his face into its correct proportions, and made it possible to discern a less unnerving personality-an American-style "good kid" with an outgrown crew cut, sane enough but not too bright.
    1 — Last To See Them Alive (40% in)
  • The 'old' conflict was reactivated and aggression swiftly mounted to murderous proportions... When such senseless murders occur, they are seen to be an end result of a period of increasing tension and disorganization in the murderer starting before the contact with the victim who, by fitting into the unconscious conflicts of the murderer, unwittingly serves to set into motion his homicidal potential.
    4 — The Corner (55% in)

There are no more uses of "proportion" in In Cold Blood.

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