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proportion
used in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

6 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
respond in proportion
Definition
appropriate in size, amount, or degree
  • The classic style is straightforward, unadorned, unemotional, economical and carefully proportioned.
    Part 1 (76% in)

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  • A huge proportion of us would be out of work, but this would probably be temporary until we relocated in essential non-Quality work.
    Part 3 (21% in)
  • In proportion to his intelligence he was extremely isolated.
    Part 1 (93% in)
  • He was regarded as something of a troublemaker but was never censured for it in any proportion to the amount of trouble he made.
    Part 2 (63% in)
  • He singled out aspects of Quality such as unity, vividness, authority, economy, sensitivity, clarity, emphasis, flow, suspense, brilliance, precision, proportion, depth and so on; kept each of these as poorly defined as Quality itself, but demonstrated them by the same class reading techniques.
    Part 3 (15% in)
  • He then sat down and penned, to the Chairman of the Committee on Analysis of Ideas and Methods at the University of Chicago, a letter which can only be described as a provocation to dismissal, in which the writer refuses to skulk quietly out the back door but instead creates a scene of such proportions the opposition is forced to throw him out the front door, thus giving weight to the provocation it didn't formerly have.
    Part 4 (18% in)

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